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iittala Ultima Thule Footed Highball - Set of 2
iittala Ultima Thule Footed Highball - Set of 2
iittala Ultima Thule Footed Highball - Set of 2

iittala Ultima Thule Footed Highball - Set of 2

List: $59.99
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In modern literature, Ultima Thule is used to reference the furthest possible place in the world. Tapio Wirkkala’s 1968 Ultima Thule glassware similarly references the icy cold reaches of Scandinaiva and the distinct expressive power of Finnish glass. The footed highball has textured sides, achieved by a time-laboring technique that is created by the molten glass burning the surface of the wooden moulds.

  • ITEM #: II-UT950032
  • MATERIAL: Glass
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Holds: 13-1/2 oz (38 cl)
  • Dishwasher safe with care
  • Price is for a set of two glasses

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

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100% Recommend this product (26 of 26 responses)
By Nella
Classic design!
April 19, 2019
Beautiful and classic design. Great addition to my collection.
By Joy
Lewisburg, PA
March 16, 2019
I owned a set of these glasses many years ago and am delighted to find them available today and just a beautiful as before.
By Mengli
Santa Clara, CA
Lovely glasses
February 7, 2019
These glasses look amazing when I simply add water in. I really love all Ultima glasses!
By Cliff
New Mexico
Takes me back
January 11, 2019
My parents had these years ago and I inherited a handful after they passed. I searched for years to find them only remembering they were a Finnish product. After my DNA test proved that I was indeed 42% Finno-Ugric I really had to find these glasses!! Now I buy a pair of high balls every year or so to add to my collection. And not one of them has ever broken!!!
ProsVery unbreakable
ConsVery Expensive
By Cynthia
St Paul Mn
Beautiful glasses!
December 29, 2018
These Ultimate Thule drinking glasses are lovely. They remind me of my Finnish heritage. I’m so proud to have them on my table for family events!
By Annette
Vail Colorado
Pure joy
December 6, 2018
My mom bought a pair of these glasses 15+ years ago. Throughout the years we would look for more as she could not remember where she bought them. I searched for years on and off to buy her more and never found them. The 2 glasses are my “favorites†and I use them daily!! My mother passed 3 years ago and my glasses are a special connection to my mom. Well, I found them finally on the Macy’s web site and got the brand name!!! So I researched and found this website. The family loves the new glasses! Can’t wait to add more to our collection!!
By Liz
Saint Paul, MN
Elevated dining experience.
December 1, 2018
My "go to" water glasses are the ittala Kartio Large Tumblers, however, when I serve special guests a thoughtful meal I reach for the ittala Ultima Thule Footed Highball glasses to compliment my formal table setting. The heft and the grace of this glassware helps to set the meal's tone that I am seeking. Furthermore, even bringing them out for a simple meal with simple white dinner plates elevates the experience.
ProsWeight Shape Timeless Elegant Design
By Tom
August 15, 2018
Just adding a couple to my 30+ year old set.
By Doreen
Friendswood, Texas
Highball glasses
August 12, 2018
Love the product!
By Susan P.
Dallas, Texas
Ultimate style!
August 6, 2018
We have been enjoying Ultima Thule since the late 70s. Occasionally we have needed to replace some pieces and some have gone out of production, but they continue to be current and a beautiful addition to our table!
ConsI would recommend hand washing.
By MplsSwede
Minneapolis, MN
Beautiful Glasses
August 5, 2018
Gorgeous glasses with a nice heft and feel. With a 12+ ounce capacity they are a perfect size for so many things. I love them for sipping cold brew coffee or iced tea. So glad I finally took the plunge and ordered them.
ConsWhile shipping was quick, the use of packing peanuts is awful. So bad for the environment!
By Kim
Love my new glasses!
January 16, 2018
They feel great, and are beautiful.
By Nancy
Edmond, OK
Lovely glassware
December 30, 2017
I inherited pieces of this collection some years ago and have added to the collection. The quality is superb and design timeless. I am very happy I found The Finnstyle website as their service, quality and prices are outstanding.
ProsTimeless, compatible with many styles.
By Jim
Excelsior, MN
Excellent all around glass
August 11, 2017
I have always liked this line of glassware, and have the lowball size as well as a set of the highballs. They have 'aged' well, and we still get compliments on them. They go well in contemporary settings, but if more formal settings are your style, you may want to consider another version (unless you like being eclectic!).
ProsSize, style, footed glass.
ConsThe glasses will still leave water on tables despite the feet on the bottom (as opposed to flat glasses that will leave rings).
By Vicky
Colorado Springs, Co
Excellent water glasses
April 28, 2017
I bought 8 of these from the iittala shop in Helsinki a couple of years ago. Even though they are technically "highball" glasses they make great water glasses for special occasions. My parents first bought this brand years ago and we love the style of these. I was replacing one that was broken at a recent family dinner. So happy to receive them in time for Easter dinner!
By Aino
Ultimate Favorite
April 1, 2017
These glasses are my favorite of the Ultima Thule collection so far. I keep them in the freezer and use them every day.
ProsDesign and volume.
By Margaret P.
Bozeman, Montana
Beautiful Glassware from Finland
August 9, 2016
These are beautiful and I was so happy to be able to buy them from Finnstyle. This glasses arrived well packed using dissolvable packing material.
ProsThese glasses fit well in your hand and are feel very luxurious.
By Nancy
Asheville, NC
Iittala Ultima Thule glasses
December 30, 2015
'Purchased some of these glasses more than 30 years ago and still like them. Needed a few replacements and were happy to find an outlet selling them.
By Sheena
Calgary Canada
December 22, 2015
Glassware awesome. Service timely. All good.
By Kaarina F.
Fargo, ND
Great product
August 22, 2015
Great addition to my collection
By Steven
Well-crafted Glassware
April 1, 2014
There is a lot of history and thought behind Thule glassware. The highballs make great beer glasses.
ProsStill made in Finland! Cool design.
By Barbara
United States
Beautiful Glasses
March 31, 2014
I have not used them yet.
By Heidi
Metro Detroit area
Classy essentials
March 11, 2014
I love these glasses and often use them when we entertain! The entire Ultima Thule line uses beautiful glass with attractive shapes to highlight this Finnish crystal collection.
By Blackwood
Kansas City MO
Perfect size
August 13, 2013
Beautiful! I've had a set of these glasses for over 30 years. Broke several over the last three decades, and
ordered two replacements.
These glasses always make a statement.
ProsBeautiful, and classy.
By Mari-Anne
Ultima Thule
December 5, 2011
Beautiful and practical!

By Susan
Sioux Falls, SD
February 18, 2011
Needed two to add to a set. Perfect. Very high quality.
Prostexture and weight
1 Question & 1 Answer
Mrs. B.
from 85383 asked:
October 5, 2017
Where are these manufactured, and do they no longer come with the red i sticker on them? Thanks.
1 Answer
COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland They should come with the red "I" sticker
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on October 6, 2017

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