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Arabia’s Moomin mini mugs for winter 2020-2021 are adorned with an illustration called Snow Blizzard. It features an illustration based on Tove Jansson’s book Moominland Midwinter, from 1957, in which Moomintroll has woken up from his hibernation and wanders off to explore the wintery Moominvalley.

Most of Tove Jansson's original illustrations are made with pen and ink or gouache and watercolours, but the image of Moomintroll trying to make his way through a blizzard is created with the rare scratchboard technique. This creates a certain depth to the illustration – you can almost feel the icy wind blowing across Moominvalley. The mini mugs come with ribbons for hanging them, so you can easily add a touch of Moomin magic to your home.

The first pieces of Arabia’s Moomin tableware came out already in the 1950s, and the large-scale production began in 1990. All the illustrations are done by Tove Slotte who draws inspiration from the original drawings by Tove Jansson. New products of the Moomin Seasonals collection are released twice a year and they are available for a limited time only.

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Moomin mini mugs, Snow Blizzard

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Material
Ceramic
Length
7,5 cm
Width
7,5 cm
Height
3,3 cm

Tove Slotte

Tove Slotte (b.1957) is a Finnish illustrator and graphical designer. Before becoming a designer she studied ceramics. Slotte worked at the Finnish design company Arabia 1985-1990 an today she works as a freelance designer. She is known for illustrating the popular Moomin-products of Iittala and Arabia. She picks up the themes from the original drawings of Tove Jansson and modifies them to fit the products.

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