A gorgeous textured glass bowl from the "Stellaria" series by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala of Finland. Modeled #3450 and featuring Tapio's Classic "ice blown" design. Etched signed on the bottom 10.75" Diameter at widest exterior point. Inner rim is approx 9"
Legend Tapio Wirkkala was the pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. Internationally recognized for his glass designs, Wirkkala’s greatest inspiration always came from his native Finland. Wirkkala defied the rules of glassblowing with his iconic Ultima Thule and his Stellaria collection. Inspired by ice and snow, Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours with the glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory, to recreate a unique slice of Nordic nature. Characterised by a rounded base supported by three ice peaks that float above the surface, the groundbreaking Ultima Thule brings a piece of arctic nature into any interior. The clear Ultima Thule bowl is a stunning serving piece for nuts, candies, condiments or desserts. Striking gift.