Moomin Evening Swim Arabia Summer 2019

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 :

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Ninny the Invisible Child and Moomintroll and the Martians

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.

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Moomin Collector’s Plates 2018 Millenium and Rose

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.

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Moomin True To Its Origin 2018

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.

True to Its Origins

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.

Moomin Valley Art Mug 2017 from Arabia

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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