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Arabia Moomin Mug #32
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Dive is the first seasonal Moomin mug and it was released for the summer season in 2006. The mirroring images on both sides of the mug are originally from Tove Jansson’s comic strip #5 Moomin’s Winter...
Dive is the first seasonal Moomin mug and it was released for the summer season in 2006. The mirroring images on both sides of the mug are originally from Tove Jansson’s comic strip #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies. Striped in two shades of blue and green, the mug depicts the colours and life underwater. In an unpublished version Dive with Seashells there are drawings of corals and seashells. The version was abandoned at the last minute, but a small quantity of mugs with the drawings had already made it to production. Those mugs were given away to the staff of the Arabia factory. The drafts of the mug design were on display at Arabia’s exhibition in 2014. The seasonal mugs of 2006 are more rare than the ones released later. The production volumes of the later releases have been higher. The Seasonal product 2006 -stickers were added to the mugs, and after this seasonal stickers have been used in these products each year.
£10,000 - 21,000 Dive with Seashells
£130 - 170 With Sticker
£70 - 100 Without Sticker
Comic strip #5 - Moomin's Winter Follies (1955) - Tove Jansson
Height: 8.1, Width: 11.2, Diameter: 8.3 cm
Blue, Multicolor, Striped
Who designs the illustrations for the Moomin mugs?
Tove Slotte, born in 1957, is a Finnish artist and a graphic designer. She is a professional ceramist. Tove Slotte worked at Arabia from 1985 to 1990, after which she has worked as a freelance designer. She is best known for designing and illustrating the Moomin products for Iittala and Arabia ceramics. Tove Slotte has been a Moomin fan since her childhood. She says her favourite Moomin book is The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My. Tove Slotte has designed the Moomin products for Arabia for more than 30 years.