The Ultima Thule Bowl Ø20cm was created by Tapio Wirkkala for Finnish international design company iittala.
iittala date back to 1881, when they established a specialised glass factory in a small village in Finland. Modernism and functionalism have been their guiding principles in creating high-quality and aesthetically pleasing products that will last a lifetime. Tapio Wirkkala has played a key part in the company's development and has received numerous awards for his designs, including the Pro Finlandia gold medal. He was a multi-talented designer and sculptor who drew inspiration from nature and who's work included the Finnish markka banknote designs.
Wirkkala's Ultima Thule Bowl Ø20cm features a dripping icicle look. It took thousands of hours to perfect the specialised glassblowing technique required to make the effect. The unique drop-like design, inspired by melting ice in Lapland, is Wirkkala's most famous glassware range. Great for serving savoury salads or presenting fresh fruit, the Ultima Thule Bowl Ø20cm will look stunning on your dining table. Delicate yet durable, this is a multi-purpose bowl you will want to treasure and keep for years to come.