Ultima Thule Dinnerware Collection was designed by Finnish artist and designer Tapio Wirkkala (1915 – 1985) in 1968, and re-introduced spring of 2015 in celebration of 100 years since his birth.
Tapio Wirkkala, a sculptor by education, referred to nature for inspiration. He initially made the wooden moulds, used for the iconic Ultima Thule Glass Collection, by hammering and burning their interior with hot liquid (molten) glass, creating the desired effect of frost and icicles.
Design: Tapio Wirkkala / 1968 - 2015 / Finland
Materials: Lead-Free Crystal