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iittala Ultima Thule Footed Centerpiece Bowl
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 Scandinavia 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 molds.
  • ITEM #: II-UT000258
  • MATERIAL: Glass
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Hand wash only

First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... 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
18 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (18 of 18 responses)
By Rie @.
Portland, Oregon
Beautiful center piece
November 2, 2021
I’m pleased with this purchase. It’s so beautiful ! It can actually be used in many different ways.
By Mary
All-purpose platter bowl is stunning!
August 5, 2021
Love this piece! It can be used for almost anything!
By Sinikka
Stunning Centerpiece
June 30, 2021
I am from Finland and love Iittala glassware. I first bought this for my son when he got engaged, eight years ago. A few years later I came across some pretty amazing wood fruit which I gave to my son and daughter-in-law . The bowl and the wood fruit, (often with real fruit on top) sit on the kitchen island and it really makes a statement. This bowl can be used for so many occasions, fruit salad or green salad for a party, pastries, anything will look beautiful in this bowl, which is why I just bought another one for my daughter for her birthday. I can't wait to see her reaction.

Sinikka Koskinen Sherwood
  • This makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, or just treat yourself
By Elizabeth
Huntsville AL
Beautiful piece
March 23, 2021
This piece is a beautiful addition to my iittala collection. It is being used almost daily for salads or rice dishes to feed my family, or holds fruit on the counter. It’s very versatile.
By Nancy
Tucson, AZ
Iittala Ultima Centerpiece Bowl
November 23, 2020
Beautiful and elegant and most of all useful. A timeless piece that will always be treasured.
By Melinda
Sonora, Texas
iittala Centerpiece bowl
October 6, 2020
This a birthday gift for our daughter. I am very happy how fast your product arrived. I will be purchasing other products. Thank you!
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. :)
  • Beautiful piece
  • Loved the sale price
  • Effortless transaction
  • None
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!
  • None
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.
  • Design and multipurpose function.
  • None.
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.
  • The bowl is lovely, I knew it would be I own one, and bought this as a gift.
  • The 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!
  • Beautiful
  • Functional
  • A 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.
  • Beautiful 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!
  • large centerpiece bowl, beautiful and holds a lot.
  • none
By Debby
Toledo, Illinois
Stunning Wintery Bowl
December 20, 2012
This looks amazing on my kitchen counter.
  • Size, shape, and the frosty look.
  • Just 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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