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Moomin mug – On the Beach – (2008)

Arabia Moomin Mug #39

On the Beach (2008)

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£55 - 80 With Sticker

£40 - 50 Without Sticker

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The 2008 seasonal summer mug is called On the Beach, and its the third mug released for a summer season. A bowl with similar design was released at the same time. In the artwork on both sides of t...

The 2008 seasonal summer mug is called On the Beach, and it’s the third mug released for a summer season. A bowl with similar design was released at the same time. In the artwork on both sides of the mug Snorkmaiden is seen strolling on the beach in her bikini and carrying a parasol. Designer Tove Slotte found the original images from Tove Jansson’s comic #3 Moomin on the Riviera. Seasonal stickers have been used in the mugs since 2006.

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  • Price estimate

    • £55 - 80 With Sticker

    • £40 - 50 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • On the Beach

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 39

  • Production period

    • 2008

  • Theme

    • Summer season

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamp

    • 1 different

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Character

    • Snorkmaiden

  • Original image

    • Comic strip #3 - Moomin on the Riviera (1955) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

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

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Colors

    • Multicolor, Orange, Striped, Yellow

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (1)

moomin product bottom stamps
2008

Who designs the illustrations for the Moomin mugs?

moomin mugs designer

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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