This is a sugar bowl & creamer in the Ultima Thule series, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for iittala in 1968.
The asymmetrical glass bubbles and feet form an ‘icy effect’- to ‘imitate the nature of the northern icy terrain of Scandinavia’…according to the designer. The unique texture of the glass was created by pouring molten glass into a timber mould and allowing the heat of the glass to burn into the mould.
Ultima Thule contributed to iittala’s international reputation as a world class glass foundry in the late 60s – this design ‘crystallizes the distinct expressive power of Finnish glass’- according to www.desingquest.biz
iittala is now hugely collectible and the sugar bowl and creamer are for sale: start your retro iittala collection today! $AUD75