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Moomin mug – Moominpappa Thinking – (1999 – 2013)

Arabia Moomin Mug #14

Moominpappa Thinking (1999–2013)

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£25 - 35 With Sticker

£20 - 25 Without Sticker

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The mug was released in 1999. The mug created a new style, presenting the Moomin characters from both sides - front and back. This mug was discontinued in 2013. The designer team at Arabia came to ...

The mug was released in 1999. The mug created a new style, presenting the Moomin characters from both sides - front and back. This mug was discontinued in 2013. The designer team at Arabia came to the conclusion that some change was needed to make it easier to tell the mugs apart. For the first character mugs Tove Slotte chose Moomintroll, Moominmamma, Moominpappa and Little My. The black colour was a sophisticated choice and fit perfectly with Moominpappa’s top hat. The mug has become especially popular amongst fathers of young children. Both images in the mug are originally from Tove Jansson’s comic #12 Moomin and the Sea.

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  • Price estimate

    • £25 - 35 With Sticker

    • £20 - 25 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • Moominpappa Thinking

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 14

  • Production period

    • 1999–2013

  • Theme

    • Characters

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamp

    • 1 different

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Character

    • Moominpappa

  • Original image

    • Comic strip #12 - Moomin and the Sea (1957) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

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

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Color

    • Black

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (1)

moomin product bottom stamps
1999 – 2013

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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