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iittala Ultima Thule Footed Centerpiece Bowl

iittala Ultima Thule Footed Centerpiece Bowl

  • Q & A
In modern literature, Ultima Thule is used to reference the furthest possible place in the world. Tapio Wirkkala’s Ultima Thule glassware similarly references the icy cold reaches of Scandinaiva and the distinct expressive power of Finnish glass. Designed in 1968, Wirkkala’s Ultima Thule contributed to iittala’s national breakthrough and remains a distinctive iittala design.The Ultima Thule footed centerpiece bowl has textured sides that reference the northern icy terrain of Scandinavia. The unique texture of the glass is created by a time-laboring technique that is created by the molten glass burning the surface of the wooden moulds.
  • ITEM #: II-UT000258
  • MATERIAL: Glass
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Hand wash only

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala

Tapio Wirkkala

From graphic art to banknotes, Finnish-born Tapio Wirkkala's portfolio is a quite arguably one of the most versatile. Still, he is most widely known for his wonderful work with glass. Texture plays a big role in Wirkkala's creative portfolio. His 1952 "Tapio" glassware experiments with air ... More Tapio Wirkkala

Review Summary
12 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (12 of 12 responses)
By Emmi
Evans, GA
April 9, 2020
So happy with the purchase, the bowl is such a gorgeous show stopper and as always, it is such a pleasure to do business with Finnstyle. It is definitely my favorite store when looking to buy Finnish design. :)
ProsBeautiful piece Loved the sale price Effortless transaction
By Marcy
Portland, Oregon
March 28, 2018
This item is everything I thought it would be, I’m so happy with it! So well made and heavy. It looks great great on my dining room table as a centerpiece and I love that I can use it for serving as well. You won’t be disappointed with this item. Whether for yourself or a gift, it’s stunning!
By Nancy
January 28, 2018
I love everything about this bowl! I am using it as a fruit bowl but will use it as a salad bowl and serving bowl when I have guests. This piece is very good quality and pairs beautiful with my Italia Taaki dinnerware. Beautiful, worthwhile investment.
ProsDesign and multipurpose function.
By debbie
let's hear it for Oiva Toika!!
December 3, 2016
My Mom was from Finland and instilled in my brother and I a love for all things Finnish. My brother's daughter is getting married and I want her to have Ittala glassware. I received the Thule bowl promptly. It is beautiful. It will be suitable for serving salads, main courses, and desserts. I love the design in the glass and the weight of the bowl-a flimsy piece this is not!
By Leena
Woodland Hills, CA
Hand carried from Finland
November 20, 2016
Beautiful, just beautiful. Not only a centerpiece, but I served a salad at a party at our house. Looked beautiful!
By Kaarina
Fargo, ND
Love it
April 15, 2016
Very lovely piece!
By Audrey D.
Madison, WI
ittala dish
January 18, 2016
Exactly what I wanted and great price!
Product fine packaging disappointing
December 29, 2015
Product fine packaging disappointing.
ProsThe bowl is lovely, I knew it would be I own one, and bought this as a gift.
ConsThe legs/feet of the bowl punctured the box right through the bottom (in shipping?). Since it was a gift I wasn't happy about presenting it this way, but had no choice! Although bowl was well packaged to prevent damage since it was a box within a box surrounded by packing popcorn, some of the packing popcorn should've been added to the inside box to hold the bowl afloat. I'm surprised the company is not aware this happens in transit.
By Ann
A work of art
March 20, 2015
I love this bowl - it's so beautiful and functional. Perfect art piece on my new granite countertops!
ProsBeautiful Functional
ConsA little expensive - but worth it!
By Jan B.
Minneapolis, MN
March 19, 2015
I adore this bowl. I use it as a centerpiece bowl on my dining room table holding a bouquet of flowers. It is also my go-to wedding gift; I have given it to many couples and everyone loves it.
ProsBeautiful and unusual. Catches the light and makes a stunning centerpiece!
By S K.
Trumansburg, NY
Iittala Thule Footed bowl
December 12, 2014
It is Iittalia! What more can I say, perfection! I love it!
Proslarge centerpiece bowl, beautiful and holds a lot.
By Debby
Toledo, Illinois
Stunning Wintery Bowl
December 20, 2012
This looks amazing on my kitchen counter.
ProsSize, shape, and the frosty look.
ConsJust wish the places where the feet attach were less noticeable as they are on the smaller bowl.
1 Question & 1 Answer
Eileen Howell
from Ottawa asked:
July 1, 2017
I am questioning the need to hand wash this bowl. I owned iittala glasses that I bought over 40 years ago and they never broke or were damaged in the dishwasher. Please verify this information. Also, I assume the information is the same for the glasses. Are these products used or are they new? Thanks. Eileen Howell
1 Answer
This centerpiece bowl is a hand wash only item - in large part due to its size. The Ultima Thule glassware is dishwasher safe, with care. Treat it like you would wine glasses. All of our products are new from the manufacturer.
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on July 3, 2017

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