Designer Tapio Wirkkala 1968
Tapio Wirkkala designed a significant proportion of his work for Iittala - the most famous being Ultima Thule.
Ulthima Thule is inspired by the melting ice in Lapland. Wirkkala originally created the surface of Ultima Thule in the 1960s after carving into a graphic mould. An exclusive design reflects the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect.