Arabia’s Mustakukka mug features a floral motif that is a typical example of decoration designer Esteri Tomula’s work: during her almost 40 years working as a decorator for Arabia, she became known for her abundantly detailed patterns depicting various types of plants. The floral pattern, whose name translates to “black flower”, has not been in production in black and white before, but a variation of it has been seen in other colours in Tomula's other pattern designs.

In 2021, Mustakukka was dug up from Arabia’s archives and paired with a modern, clean-lined form familiar from Arabia’s Mainio series. The 3 dl mug is easily combinable with the rest of Arabia’s Beloved Patterns collection as well as any modern tableware in black or white, for example. The Mustakukka mug is made of dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer proof vitro porcelain – an extremely functional material perfect for everyday use.


Mustakukka mug 0,3 L



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White, black
8,2 cm
10,7 cm
8,7 cm
3 dl
Care instructions
Safe for dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer

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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