The world-famous glassware designed by Tapio Wirkkala, a pioneer of design, was inspired by the beautiful nature of Finland’s rugged nature. Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours working with the Iittala glass factory’s glassblowers to develop new glassmaking technology. This is how the Ultima Thule was born, which in the Middle Ages meant an ice-covered island farthest north. The feet of the rounded bottom of Ultima Thule glass look like melting ice. Ultima Thule brings arctic nature to the interior. The Finnish glass industry combines the demanding production technology of art glass with functionality. Glazing became an international classic when Finnair started using glasses in the first class. The Ultima Thule red wine glass is a beautiful detail for any table and occasion. A great gift.