Retro Iittala Carafe

R300.00

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Retro Iittala Carafe

R300.00

My photos don’t really do justice to the simple beauty of this vintage Finnish carafe. Designed in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, the ‘Ultima Thule’ series (‘ultimate’ or ‘farthest north’) is probably Wirkkala’s most famous work. Interestingly though, today’s carafe was only produced in 2015, on what would have been the 100th birthday of Wirkkala. The carafe is in keeping with the rest of the Ultima Thule series, with the texture of the glass inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, and the base of the carafe resembling drops of water. It’s a simple, but striking design, and like most Iittala glass, is very sought after with today’s carafe (which is the larger of two versions produced) selling for 90 quid (R1600) new!

Dimensions: 22cm tall x 12cm in diameter

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