My Houzz: Online Finds Help Outfit This Couple’s First Home
Saratoga Sofa, Propeller Table and Ultima Thule Glassware A throw pillow in a more recent Marimekko print, Kanteleen Kutsu by Sanna Annukka, rests on a white lacquer sofa from the Saratoga collection by Italian architects (and New York City subway map designers) Lella and Massimo Vignelli for Poltronova. The sofa and the Propeller coffee table, by Knut Hesterberg for German manufacturer Ronald Schmitt, are the same 1964 vintage as the Vancouver, British Columbia, home. The candlesticks on the mantel and the lustrous bowl on the table are from Tapio Wirkkala’s 1968 Ultima Thule collection for Finnish glassware manufacturer Iittala. A trained sculptor, Wirkkala worked in many media and traveled extensively, even briefly living in New York for a stint in Loewy’s office to learn about mass production and modeling techniques. But he would always retreat to his hand-built log cabin in northern Lapland to drink in the frozen landscape, capturing the beauty of ice in the rifts and melting-icicle rim of his iconic Ultima Thule glass.