Arabia’s Palmikko mug is adorned with a decoration, designed by Esteri Tomula, that combines two elements very typical of the Finnish pattern designer: the natural world and abstract ornaments. Some of Tomula's creations did not make it into production at the time, including Palmikko, Finnish for “plait”, but were later dug up from Arabia’s archives.

In 2021, Palmikko was paired with a clean-lined form familiar from Arabia’s Mainio collection. The 3 dl mug is made of dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer proof vitro porcelain – an extremely functional material perfect for everyday use. Palmikko can easily be combined with any brown, black or white tableware, for example, or with the rest of Arabia’s Beloved Patterns collection: collect the entire series or pick and choose your favourites.


Palmikko mug 0,3 L



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White, black, brown
8.2 cm
10.7 cm
8.7 cm
3 dl
Care instructions
Safe for dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer

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Esteri Tomula

Esteri Tomula was a Finnish artist who worked for the design brand Arabia for almost 40 years. She graduated from University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1947, and began working as a decorator for Arabia the same year. Tomula was particularly known for abundantly decorated, expertly drawn designs often based on the natural world. During her long and productive career, Tomula designed many beloved decorations, including the ones adorning the Vegeta enamel pots by Finel and the Botanica wall plates by Arabia.

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