The Hemulen mug from Arabia’s Moomin collection features an illustration of the character looking for new additions to his plant collection. On the other side of the mug, Hemulen's adventures have resulted in his purple dress getting wet, and he is holding a branch to use as firewood to dry the dress up. The colourful mug was released in 2023, and its illustrations are based on Tove Jansson’s novel Finn Family Moomintroll from 1948.

The mugs, bowls and plates of Arabia’s Moomin Classics tableware collection illustrate the characters of the Moominvalley from the front and behind. The first pieces of Arabia’s Moomin tableware came out already in the 1950s, and large-scale production began in 1990. All the illustrations are done by Tove Slotte who draws inspiration from the original drawings by Tove Jansson. The form of the collection comes from Arabia’s timeless, ceramic Teema tableware designed by Kaj Franck.

Moomin mug, Hemulen, yellow


18.50 €


2–3 weeks


8.3 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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