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.
You can find the whole series in our shop Finland Quality Design.
If you’ve heard of the Danish concept “hygge” (the art of well-being and making life cozy and enjoyable) this is how we would picture it on a long dark winter afternoon: tea with honey, biscuits, candle light, wood and beautiful Moomin dishes. The new set from Arabia, “True to its origins” has arrived in our shop.
This beautiful set, consisting of a mug, a bowl, a plate, a biscuits jar and a pot, is illustrated with pictures from “Moominpappa at Sea”, as well as the last Moomin book written by Tove Jansson, “Moominvalley in November”. Tove wrote her last Moomin story shortly after her mother past away, and both this books have a more somber, melancholic tone then her previous work.
“Moominvalley in November” story is set in the last days of autumn when many characters decide to travel to Moominvalley, only to discover that the Moomins have left their house. They settle down in the house waiting for the return of Moomintroll and the other Moomins.
All these and more are available in our shop now. You can see the whole series here.
In just a few weeks, in the middle of May, Arabia will launch a new exquisite Moomin mug, result of their collaboration with Tampere Art Museum. The mug is illustrated with one Tove Jansson’s aquarelle which was painted for the cover of the french version of the book “Finn Family Moomintroll” in 1968.
In the story Moomintroll , Sniff and Snufkin find the hat of the Hobgoblin, that magically changes things. Eggshells turn into clouds and the Moomins begin to fly on them. The Hobgoblin is looking for the world’s biggest jewel and he wants to get Thingummy and Bob’s ruby. All is well in the end and Moominmamma throws a party where everyone is invited to celebrate.
Arabia has worked with the City of Tampere and Tampere Art Museum to choose a representative piece from their collection to create this beautiful mug as a tribute to Finland’s centenary, with the theme “Together”.
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The new Moomin Advent Calendar with toys from Martinex is ready. This year you can find inside the well known and beloved characters like Moomin family, Little My, Too-Ticky, Mrs Fillyjonk, Snufkin, Groke, Stinky, the police chief, and Mymble, as well as new ones from Moomin winter stories like Mr. Brisk and Sorry-oo. The 24th item is the swim house from Moominland. As you can see in the picture they are all ready for a little fun and adventure on the frozen sea.
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Just in a couple of weeks, on 1st of October, Arabia will launch the Moomin seasonal products for this coming winter. As last winter there will be a mug, a bowl, 2 small spoons and a set of 4 miniature decorative mugs.
This series is based on the Tove Jansson’s original artwork from the book Moominland in Midwinter and it is designed by Tove Slotte.
Everybody knows that the Moomins sleep through winter. But one year, while the rest of the Moomin family are in the deep slumber of their hibernation, Moomintroll finds himself awake and unable to get back to sleep. He decides to go out and explore his favorite summer spots. He discovers a strange, unknown world where everything is covered in cold, white powder.
While Moomins were asleep, Too-Ticky, who doesn’t hibernate, has built a snow horse right in front of Moomin’s house for the Lady of the Cold. At first, Moomintroll feels a little angry, lonely, and scared. But soon many characters come to Moominvalley in search of warmth, shelter and some of Moominmamma’s favorite jam. We can spot Hemulen, trying to teach Moomintroll how to ski and Sorry-oo the little dog who becames Hemulen’s new friend .
The colors are subdued, predominantly white, greys and light blues, but Hemulen and Sorry-oo are nice bright spots of yellow and red on the white background.
The whole set will be available in our shop Finland Quality Design on 1.10.2016. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the notification.
Introducing our extensive collection of Moomin posters in two sizes, 24 x 30 cm and 50 x 70 cm, both in lively colors and in black and white. All the pictures are based on Tove Jansson’s original drawings for the Moomin books. All posters are discounted 20% until July 15, 2016. Order your favorites now at Finland Quality Design.