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Ultima Thule 12.8 Oz. Highball Glass

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iittala Ultima Thule 12.8 Oz. Highball Glass

Legend has it that Ultima Thule was a far northern island buried in ice and snow, where the sun never set. Two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks thought it was the edge of the world. Ultima Thule also has a deeper meaning; the extreme limits and capabilities of humankind, the ability to achieve the unattainable. Determined and continued experimentation with glassblowing techniques created Ultima Thule's unusual organic effect. The form gradually changes as molten glass burns the surface of the wooden moulds, crystallizing a particularly Finnish expression of glass in an eternal design classic.


  • Includes 2 glass
  • Ultima Thule collection
  • Mouth blown glass
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Capacity: 12.8 oz.


  • Overall: 5" H x 3" W x 3" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.78lbs

iittala Ultima Thule 12.8 Oz. Highball Glass

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 5" H x 3" W x 3" D
  • Base: 3" W x 3" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.78lbs


Product Type: Highball glass; Drinkware setColor: Clear
Theme: Food and beveragePrimary Material: Glass
  • Primary Material Details: Blown Glass
Number of Items Included: 2Pieces Included: Set of 2
Handle Included: NoService Size: 2
Function: Everyday Glassware; BarwareDishwasher Safe: Yes
Vacuum Insulated: NoCapacity: 12.8 Ounces
Outdoor Use: NoCountry of Manufacture: Finland

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iittala Ultima Thule 12.8 Oz. Highball Glass

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About the Designer

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala Finland (1915 - 1969)

Tapio Wirkkala was born in Hankoo, Finland. Tapio Wirkkala is a symbolic figure of Finnish design, an artist of great diversity for whom no material was alien and who left no area of design unexplored. He was one of the most distinguished artists to shape Scandinavian design and industrial art. Tapio Wirkkala was a very productive and multitalented designer and sculptor. His work ranges from exceptional creations of art glass to industrial design in the form of beer bottles and banknotes. Wirkkala also designed jewelery, sculptures and furniture. Tapio Wirkkala was awarded in several prestigious competitions. Worth mentioning is at least the three Grand Prix medals from the Milan Triennale in 1954 and one Grand Prix medal and a gold medal in the 1960 Milan Triennale.

About the Manufacturer

In the quiet north, there is a country that specializes in aesthetics and functional design. In Finland, in a town called Iittala, style and high quality are traditions that remain relevant for generations to come. Whenever an object is produced in the iittala factory, it has to feel, last and work like iittala. The tactility and high quality of the materials can be felt with your bare hands. Objects like that, will work anytime, anywhere with anything. Objects like that will never be thrown away.
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Wonderfully versatile!

from Eugene, OR – Verified Buyer

Glamorous or Casual......whatever mood you want to set....these are the ideal glass! Perfect for serving drinks with ice......or even to be used as a Waterglass. I must be honest.....they caught my eye, because of icy looking candlesticks, that I bought from Finland. I love that they are hefty....not afraid of using them, or putting them in the dishwasher. I love the special touch, that they add to any setting! Exquisite!

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from Albuquerque, NM – Verified Buyer

I thought these would be slightly smaller than they are, since I was trying to replace a couple I have broken. The capacity is off slightly, so when I measured the ones I already had, i believed these would be the same size. They're larger. I'll keep them, even though I don't have any others this size. Pros: Beautiful classic glass Cons: Capacity may differ even after measuring

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from Brooklyn, NY – Verified Buyer

These really are great glasses. I have another Thule set (the smaller glasses as well) and everyone remarks on how lovely they are. Guests are especially impressed by the "feet" underneath the glasses, which are shaped to look like hanging icicles. Totally worth the investment.

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from Cornelia, GA – Verified Buyer

Love the glasses! Sold them when I worked for Rosenthal Studio Haus many years ago and I always liked them. When I saw them on sale I decided to buy them. Ordering was easy and they shipped right away.

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great product!

from Minneapolis,Mn – Verified Buyer

These are a beautiful set! Love the little "legs" on the bottom of the glasses! Haven't used them in the summer yet but with the glass not sitting flat on the surface I 'm hoping I won't have to use coasters with them. Love them!!

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from Houston, TX – Verified Buyer

The picture represents this unique glass well. It has an art like appearance. Practically speaking, I like that condensate doesn't drip off of it. I think it is a bit large for my grip.

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Nice quality!

from North Mankato, MN – Verified Buyer

These were purchased as a gift for my husband. When they arrived they were in a nice box and packed well. They arrived quickly. the glass is a good thickness & the design & feet are a unique touch.

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from californnia – Verified Buyer

Love the glasses [...].

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from Fullerton, CA – Verified Buyer

These are the best glasses ever. They have little feet so that even when the glass is full of ice they do not need coasters underneath them. Never a mark on a table

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Ultima Thule 12.8 Oz. Highball Glass is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: UT950032