Arabia Moomin Mug #29
Moomintroll Daydreaming (2005)
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The black and white mug, Moomintroll Daydreaming, is considered very rare. It was released in 2005 for Arabia Museum’s Moomin exhibition and only 2005 pieces were produced. The mug was sold in a ca...
The black and white mug, Moomintroll Daydreaming, is considered very rare. It was released in 2005 for Arabia Museum’s Moomin exhibition and only 2005 pieces were produced. The mug was sold in a cardboard box that had Arabia’s logo printed on it. There’s a special text in the bottom stamp of the mug: “Muumipeikko Unelmoi • Mumintrollet Dagdrömmer • Moomintroll Daydreaming • 2005”. The original illustration is from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominsummer Madness. The mug was designed by Tove Slotte, and the mug is one of her favourites: “Moomintroll Daydreaming is one of my favourites due to the theme, but also for the graphic and peaceful appearance. It was the first mug with no added colours, so it has a very original Tove Jansson feel to it.”
£2,200 - 2,600 With Sticker
£1,600 - 2,100 Without Sticker
MUUMIPEIKKO UNELMOI - MOOMINTROLL DAYDREAMING - MADE IN FINLAND
Book - Moominsummer Madness (1954) - Tove Jansson
Height: 8.1, Width: 11.2, Diameter: 8.3 cm
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.