Iittala Ultima Thule Serving Platter
Collection: Ultima Thule by Iittala.
Designer: Tapio Wirkkala 1968.
Description: 2015 marks 100 years since the birth of Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala designed a significant proportion of his work for Iittala - the most famous being Ultima Thule. Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, Wirkkala originally created the surface of Ultima Thule in the 1960's after carving into a graphic mould. An exclusive design reflecting the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect. The patterns gradually change as the glass burns the surface of the wooden moulds. Footed serving platter, makes a stunning centerpiece bowl. Hand wash.
Dimensions: 14.5" D x 3" T.
About Iittala: Timeless design since 1881. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. They believe objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression. As a company based in Finland, where quality, aesthetics and functionality are important values, Iittala believes in interior design that lasts a lifetime. The progressive philosophy of their design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires them to keep Iittala forever relevant. They don’t just create beautiful objects. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away.