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Arabia Moomin Mug #49
Skiing Competition (2010)
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The seasonal winter mug of 2010 was the Skiing Competition. The original artwork is found in Tove Jansson’s comic strip #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies. Designer Tove Slotte brought the images to life by a...
The seasonal winter mug of 2010 was the Skiing Competition. The original artwork is found in Tove Jansson’s comic strip #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies. Designer Tove Slotte brought the images to life by adding some colour to the design. The mug pictures Moomintroll and Stinky coming across each other in the forest. The backgrounds of the earlier winter mugs had been dark blue, but the Skiing Competition started a new set of winter mugs with a white background. The mug was more commonly sold without a box, but at Iittala stores the mugs were sold packed in gift boxes. Seasonal stickers have been used in the mugs since 2006.
£25 - 35 With Sticker
£15 - 25 Without Sticker
Comic strip #5 - Moomin's Winter Follies (1955) - Tove Jansson
Blue, Light blue, White
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.