Tag Archives: Finland

Iittala Ultima Thule Footed Cordials by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland

25 Feb

iitala shot glasses 1


These are 2 1/2″ footed cordials made by IIttala, Finland in the Ultima Thule pattern, designed by Tapio Wirkkala.   They date to the 1960’s.

I found the following information about the designer on Iittala.com

Tapio Wirkkala 1968

Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, Wirkkala originally created the surface in the 1960s after carving into a graphic mould. An exclusive design reflecting the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect. The patterns gradually change as the glass burns the surface of the wooden moulds.

Please Note: these glasses are now SOLD!!

Arabia Finland Pomona Plum Serving Bowl

7 Mar


This was another great find this week.  Lovely large serving/mixing bowl by Arabia in the Pomona Plum pattern.  Designed by Raija Uosikkinen in the 1960’s or 1970’s.   These are manufactured in Finland by Arabia,  a company that had very innovative designs for tableware.

This will eventually be for sale at my booth in Almonte ON at the Almonte Antique Market for $ 65.00.

Arabia Finland Jug

30 Sep

This is  a great little jug.  Made in Finland and designed by Kaj Franck.  The jug is around 7″ tall and has a wonderful green bull on it.   The jug dates to mid 20th century and was available in many different colours.

NOTE: This item is now SOLD!!

Arabia Finland Mid Century Bull Jug