Arabia surprises us this summer with four beautiful mugs illustrated with scenes from the new Moominvalley 3D animation series. The series from Gutsy Animation gives new life to Tove Jansson’s stories bringing them closer to younger generations through a mix of 2D/3D techniques where the characters appear in 3D with 2D illustration for the background.
Each mug is linked to a different story and a different season: spring with the Last Dragon, summer with the Golden Tail, fall with the Night of the Groke and winter with Midwinter. The four mugs come with a special stamp on the bottom showing the Moominvalley animation logo and they are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe up to 200°C.
Spring has arrived in Moominvalley and Snufkin has just returned from his trips. Moomintroll has been eagerly awaiting the return of his friend because he has big news to tell him. He has just found a beautiful golden-dragon, and he wants to show his new pet to his friend.
The entire Moomin family has to leave the house which is overwhelmed by the flood in Moominvalley. The summer theater floating in the river becomes a new home for the family.
Moominpappa is excited to create a play of adventures from his youth. The excitement of the play causes the Moomintroll’s tail to go bald. But Moominmamma has an unexpected solution: Moomintroll will get a golden tail!
In Night of the Groke, Moomintroll is left alone when Mamma and Pappa are going on an impromptu adventure. He has to overcome his anxiety by confronting the cold shadowy creature, the Groke. The Groke is a ghost like creature which freezes everything she touches and leaves a trail of ice and snow in her walk.
She seeks warmth and friendship but is feared by all and left alone in her cold cavern on top of the Lonely Mountain.
In Midwinter Moomintroll wakes up too early from his hibernation to find Moominvalley covered in snow.
Walking alone in the winter silence, Moomintroll has to resort to the wisdom of his ancestors to survive the winter mystery.
Remember the Moomin family preparing to go on vacation last summer? This summer we find them on holiday on an island. Will all the things they brought along be of any use on this adventure? Fishing rods and beauty products, swimming suits and pancake pans, food supplies and cooking utensils, they seem to be well prepared.
Here they meet a group of pirates and they rescue Mymble from a sinking ship. Under the red sunset sky they enjoy an evening swim, jumping from a quickly improvised diving board, while a little yellow cat watches from the shore in disbelief.
As we are used by now, Arabia enchants us again with the 6 piece set of the summer: a plate, a mug, 2 spoons and 2 new handmade minifigurines, Little My and Tooticky which makes now a family of 6 ceramics figurines based on the original design of Tuulikki Pietilä :
Tove Jansson, Astrid Lindgren and Elsa Beskow are three of the most prolific Scandinavian authors of children’s books which enchanted the childhood of many generations. They are celebrated around the world not only through their books but also in everyday life through beautifully designed home items. With spring we bring you a rich new collection from Muurla featuring the Moomin family, Pippi Longstocking, Emil and Ida, the Blueberry and Lingonberry people, as well as the Nordic series illustrating the nature and animals of the North.
One of the most loved picture from the Moomin collection is Moomin Island. With a beautiful archipelago sunset, the picture is evocative of the rocky Finnish islands where Tove Jansson has made her home and place to work during summers for more than 30 years.
Finnish clothing brand Makia has created a new Moomin inspired product line. In addition to clothes and accessories, they collaborated with Muurla to create several enamel mugs and candles. In autumn we had the Moominpappa and the Sea series, and now we have three new pastel color models based on the Adventures of Moominpappa book.
The beginning of 2019 brings us two new sets of Moomin dishes from Arabia, the Invisible Child and the new Moomintroll and the Martian replacing the series discontinued in 2018. Each series contains a mug, a plate and bowl and will be released on February 11.
Ninny is the main character in Tove Jansson’s short story, The Invisible Child, published in 1962. In the story the Moomin family receive’s an unusual guest, little Ninny who has been mistreated by her caretaker and has turned invisible. She is afraid to talk, play or even laugh. Moomin family takes her in and treat her with kindness and care. Little by little Ninny regains her confidence and turns visible bit by bit. Moomintroll does everything he can to help Ninny, encouraging and teaching her new games. In the end Ninny’s small face appears and she finds courage to show her feelings.
The Invisible Child is a story about the importance of seeing and being seen. Arabia has chosen 2019 to release the Ninny dishes because this year the UN convention on the Rights of the Child will be 30 years old. The campaign is intended to support children’s rights and equality.
The new Moomintroll dishes are colored in fresh grass green and they show Moomintroll with a small Martian who is lost. One day a flying saucer crash lands in Moominmamma’s cabbage patch. Moominpappa uses a strange machine dangling out the the flying saucer to fix their broken radio but he accidentally makes himself and Moomintroll invisible. When they discover the little lost Martian, the Moomins hide him from the police until he is found by his parents.
The Moomin Collector’s Plates get two new additions this autumn, Millennium and Rose, with pictures you might remember from the corresponding mugs from 2000 and 1990’s.
The Millenium mug was designed to celebrate the turn of the Millennium, and the image shows the whole Moomin family and their friends gathered outside to watch the fire works of the New Year 2001. They left their warm hibernating beds to celebrate such a unique event.
The plate and mug Rose are based on Tove Jansson’s comics in which Moomintroll tries to win Snorkmaiden’s heart again when she gets jealous of the Primadonna from the circus.
Subscribe to our newsletter to get the notification of when they are available. You can find a few of the older models in our shop: Finland Quality Design .
As autumn officially starts today, we bring you two new products to add to the True to Its Origin series which was launched in autumn 2017. These are a larger jar and a serving bowl covered with images from Moominvalley in November and Moominpappa at Sea. They convey the same melancholic somber feeling from the books which were written by Tove Jansson soon after her mother passed away.
This Winter Moomin Seasonal Series from Arabia features Moomintroll’s wonder at meeting his first snow. As we well know Moomins sleep through the winter, but in “Moominland Midwinter” Moomintroll wakes-up while all the family is in deep sleep and goes outside where the world looks totally new covered by a white blanket of snow. After the first shock of the unknown world around him Moomintroll gets excited and starts to enjoy the scenery.
As in previous years the series contains a mug, a bowl, two coffee spoons and a set of 4 decorative mini-mugs. The winter products are available from 1st of October 2018.
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Arabia enchants us with two new Moomin treasures to enjoy with our morning coffee or on a warm afternoon on the terrace. Here we bring you the small Afternoon in Parlor pitcher for milk or cream, and the larger Moomin House pitcher for juice and other drinks with a lid to keep insects away.
The beautiful Moomin House pitcher is the perfect image of the house build by Moominpappa for his beloved family, and it features all the Moomins and some of their friends in different rooms of the house, while Moominmamma takes care of her garden.The Afternoon in Parlor small jug evokes the sweet quiet Sunday afternoons of childhood, when everything slows down, there is no worry in the world, and all you can hear is the grandfather clock and the turn of the pages when Moominpappa reads his newspaper.
All these and more are available in our shop now. You can see the whole Moomin House collection here.
We have been giddy with anticipation for the arrival of the new Moomin summer seasonal series from Arabia. As usually, they do not disappoint. This summer the Moomins are getting ready to go on a new adventure, they are packing to go on vacation on a deserted island. A group of scientist witnessing the preparations are pondering what the Moomins are up to, how the weather is going to change and if it is wise to go on such a trip. But the Moomins don’t mind the scientists and just keep collecting all that is needed for such an enterprise: fishing rods and beauty products, swimming suits and pancake pans, food supplies and cooking utensils.