The classic collection by Iittala grows with the Ultima Thule plate. The plate was presented in 2015 in the event of the 100th anniversary of Tapio Wirkkala.
Ultima Thule is a collection of glasses that display the work it took to produce them, since the perfection of them lays in the processing. The unique effect of the bowls and they appearance imitate nature: Tapio Wirkkala was inspired by a melting glacier in Lapland when he designed his glasses. That’s where the name of the collection comes from, since the Northernmost point of the world is called Ultima Thule on Finnish.
The Ultima Thule collection is considered to be classic today. It definitely influenced the international success of Iittala. The big power of Finnish handicraft is mirrored in the finely worked glass surface. The shapes of the plates by Iittala differ from piece to piece, depending on how liquid the glass was while it met the wooden models.
The plate wasn’t part of the Ultima Thule collection from the beginning, but it interacts with all the other pieces of the collection as if it has never been missing.