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Ultima Thule Ice-Lip pitcher
Ultima Thule Ice-Lip pitcher
Designed by Tapio Wirkkala
Item #: IT-1007017-FJ
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Iittala | Finland
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  • Designer: Tapio Wirkkala
  • Item #: IT-1007017-FJ
  • Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
  • Dimensions:
    1.5_qt/8" (1.25_L/203_ mm)
  • Material:
    Lead-free Crystal
  • Country: Finland
  • The Iittala Ultima Thule Ice-lip pitcher was designed by Tapio Wirkkala as part of the Ultima Thule barware collection for Iittala. Ultima Thule glassware was designed in 1968 and was used in the first Finnair flight in 1969, and later in their first class cabin service. The term “ultima thule” was used in medieval times to refer to places “beyond the known world,” or sometimes, to Scandinavia. Evocative of an icy landscape of the furthest reaches, Ultima Thule is the most popular line of glassware ever produced by Iittala.
    Tapio WirkkalaBorn in Hanko, Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a multi-talented and ingenious designer. Wirkkala's design work ranged from glass design and sculpture to banknote design and graphics. He is considered one of the leading figures in the Finnish modern art industry. During his active career, Tapio Wirkkala participated in international exhibitions and served as the artistic director of the University of Art and Design Helsinki for several years. He was awarded numerous awards, including three gold medals at the Milan International Triennial in both 1951 and 1954. The glass objects designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala are his best-known production. The glass series Ultima Thule and Tapio have maintained their popularity for decades.

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