Tove 100


Last year, Finland celebrated the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson’s birth.  She was a great artist, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic books author.  She wrote six novels and five books of short stories for grown-ups and she painted landscapes, interiors,  still life and portraits, but of course she is nowadays  most famous for her Moomin stories and illustrations, for which she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1966.  She started writing the first Moomin story, The Moomins and the Great Flood, during the Second World War, as an escape from the war hardships into a world of innocence and naivete.

In celebration of her life and work many Finnish companies have launched collections based on her lovely Moomin illustrations, many of which are still featured in our shop fqd-icon Finland Quality Design: