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Moomin mug – Moomin’s Day – (2018)

Arabia Moomin Mug #87

Moomin’s Day (2018)

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This mug was launched on Tove Janssons birthday, and it received much attention. The original images of a sunset are originally from a poster made exclusively for Associated Newspapers in 1955. Th...

This mug was launched on Tove Jansson’s birthday, and it received much attention. The original images of a sunset are originally from a poster made exclusively for Associated Newspapers in 1955. The image represents the island Tove Jansson and her brother Lars bought in Pellinki, close to Porvoo. The characters in the mug are originally from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter. The design was created by Tove Slotte. This special mug was only sold in selected Iittala stores, in the Finnish Moomin Shops and in moomin.com online store. What makes this mug so special is that it was only sold for one single day. It was sold out on the day of the release, and in spite of it being in high demand, a new batch was never manufactured.

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  • Price estimate

    • £70 - 95 With Sticker

    • £55 - 70 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • Moomin’s Day

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 87

  • Production period

    • 2018

  • Theme

    • Special products

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamp

    • 1 different

  • Sticker

    • MUUMI MUKI 0,3 L Muumipäivä 2018- MOOMIN MUG 0,3 L Moomins day 2018 - Designed in Finland - Made in Thailand

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Characters

    • Moominmamma

    • Moomintroll

  • Original images

    • Book - Moominland Midwinter (1957) - Tove Jansson

    • Brochure - Associated Newspaper (1955) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

    • Height: 8.1, Width: 11.2, Diameter: 8.3 cm

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Colors

    • Blue, Multicolor, Orange

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (1)

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2018

Who designs the illustrations for the Moomin mugs?

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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.

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