Arabia's first Teema-shaped Moomin mugs came for sale in 1990 and nowadays already more than 100 different Moomin mugs have been released. Below you can find a complete list of Moomin mugs – which ones do you already have in your collection?
Moomin mugs from the 1990s
#1 Mug Green 1990–1993
Mug Green is also known as “Green Comic Strip”. It is one of the first four Teema-shaped Moomin mugs that came for sale in 1990.
#2 Mug Blue 1990–1996
Mug Blue is also known as “Painting Moomins”. The original artwork includes a logo Tove Jansson drew for the cover of the comic books as well as illustrations from Tove Jansson’s comic and novel and a comic by Tove Jansson’s brother Lars Jansson.
#3 Mug Rose 1990–1993
The mug is also known as “Rose Comic Strip”. The original artwork for the mug is from Tove Jansson’s comic. The Green and Rose are the only Moomin mugs to date where a whole comic strip has been used, albeit without speech bubbles.
#4 Mug Yellow 1990–1993
The fourth Moomin mug is also known by the name “Mug Yellow, Moominmamma”. The original artwork for the mug is from the comic strip #18 Moomin and the Golden Tail (1958) and the novels Moominsummer Madness (1954) and Moominpappa at Sea (1965).
#5 Mug Dark Blue 1991–1999
The fifth Moomin mug, Mug Dark Blue, appeared in stores in 1991. The mug is also known as Mug Dark blue, Moominpappa. Camilla Moberg chose illustrations for the mug from Tove Jansson’s comic #12 Moomin and the Sea (1957).
#6 Mug Dark Green 1991–1996
The mug is also known as “Mug Dark Green, Moomintroll”. The mug designer Camilla Moberg has stayed completely loyal to the original illustrations in the Moomin mug designs: every detail of the mug is from the original illustrations from the Moomin comics or books.
#7 Mug Dark Yellow 1991–1999
The mug is also called “Mug dark yellow, Little My”. The original illustrations in this yellow mug can be found in the novels Moominland Midwinter (1957) and Moominsummer Madness (1954) as well as Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic # 17 Moomin and the Comet (1958).
#8 Mug Dark Rose 1991–1999
Mug Dark Rose is also known as “Mug Dark Rose, Moominmamma”. The mug design is based on original illustrations by Tove Jansson from the novels Moominland Midwinter (1957) and Moominpappa at Sea (1965) as well as Tove Jansson’s comic #12 Moomin and the Sea (1957).
#9 Drawing 1996–2002
The ninth Moomin mug, Drawing, was launched five years after the previous ones. Mug designer Tove Slotte chose the illustrations from two of Tove Jansson’s comics and one which she had created together with her brother, Lars Jansson.
#10 Peace 1996–2002
One of the most sought-after Moomin mugs is the light blue Peace mug from 1996. Tove Slotte chose the illustrations for the mug from Tove Jansson’s comic #04 Moomin’s Desert Island (1955) and from a postcard Tove Jansson designed for Amnesty International’s Finnish section in 1982.
#11 Office 1996–2002
Moomin mug Office is one of the most eventful Moomin mugs ever designed. Tove Slotte has chosen the illustrations from several of Tove and Lars Jansson’s comics.
#13 Christmas Greeting 1997–2002
The Christmas Greeting Moomin mug started a so-called “series of special Moomin mugs” with its new colouring style. The previous Moomin mugs were designed with the characters taken out standing freely and only put on a colourful background, but in this mug, the selected drawings merge with the background.
#14 Moominpappa Thinking 1999–2013
The character mug series started naturally with the Moomin family; Moominpappa, Moominmamma, Moomintroll and the adopted Little My. The mug designer Tove Slotte chose the black background for Moominpappa as it matched his black top hat perfectly.
#15 Moominmamma and Berries 1999–2013
Together with the Moominpappa mug, the red mug Moominmamma and Berries was launched too. The artwork on the back of the mug is from Tove Jansson’s book Moominland Midwinter (1957) and the illustration presenting Moominmamma with berries is from Tove Jansson’s uncut scrap sheet from the 1970s.
#16 Moomintroll on Ice 1999–2012
During 1999, Arabia also launched a mug called Moomintroll on Ice, which was taken out of production one year before Moominmamma and Moominpappa mugs. Tove Slotte chose Moomintroll seen from the front from Tove Jansson’s comic #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955), whereas the back is an adapted version of an image from Jansson’s first comic #1 Moomin and the Brigands (1954-1955).
#17 Little My Sliding 1999–2007, 2011
The illustration of Little My’s back in the dark green mug Little My sliding is from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #17 Moomin and the Comet (1958). The lovely picture of Little My sliding is from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter (1957).
#18 Millenium 1999–2000
The Millenium mug is a limited edition mug that was released to celebrate the new millennium. This Moomin mug was the first mug with a special text accompanying the normal bottom stamp (in this case, “Millenium 2000”).
Moomin mugs from the 2000s
#19 Snorkmaiden 2001–2012
A natural addition to the character mug series was the mug of Moomintroll’s playmate Snorkmaiden. The original artwork can be found from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comics #15 Snorkmaiden goes Rococo (1958) and #20 Moomin under Sail (1959).
#20 Stinky 2001–2021
The only character mug from the early 2000s that is still in production is the grey Stinky mug. Illustrations for the mug were selected by Tove Slotte from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #17 Moomin and the Comet (1958). Stinky, alongside with the Inspector, are the only characters in Arabia’s character mug series that appear only in comics and not in Tove Jansson’s novels.
#21 Sniff 2002–2008
The brown Sniff mug clearly reflects his personality; Sniff loves all valuable things and gets excited whenever he encounters some. The mug is one of the most prestigious character mugs of all time as it was in production for only six years before the new version of the mug was released.
#22 Snufkin 2002–2014
One of the most beloved Moomin characters, Snufkin, got his own Arabia’s Moomin mug in 2002. Snufkin playing the flute on a meadow is one of the most well-known pictures of him, originally drawn for Tove Jansson’s second picture book Who will comfort Toffle? (1960).
#23 Family 2002–2009, 2011
Arabia’s Moomin mug Family was released in 2002, presenting a number of inhabitants from the Moominvalley: Snorkmaiden, Little My, Moomintroll, Moominmamma and Moominpappa. Family Moomin mug was in Arabia’s selection during the years 2002-2009 and a new batch hit the market again in 2011.
#24 Fillyjonk 2004–2013
Fillyjonk Moomin mug was sold between 2004-2013. The illustrations of the Fillyjonk mug are based on Tove Jansson’s book Tales from Moominvalley, a short story The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters (1962), and Tove Jansson’s comic #6 Moominmamma’s Maid (1956). The new Fillyjonk mug was released in 2021 with a light blue background.
#25 Hemulen 2004–2013
Hemulen got its own Moomin mug in 2004. The production of the mug ended in 2013 and in contrast to many other characters, Hemulen has not yet received a new mug to the character mug series by Arabia. The illustrations of the mug are inspired by Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #16 Conscientous Moomin (1958), and Tove Jansson’s first novel Comet in Moominland (1946).
#26 Christmas Mug 2004, 2005
By the time Moominvalley is carpeted in snow after Autumn, the Moomins are already in a deep sleep. This is the reason why the Moomins (usually) don’t celebrate Christmas either. The illustrations of the mug are inspired by a variety of Moomin stories, and the Christmas tree is from UNICEF’s postcard from 1971, Wonder of Christmas.
#27 Fazer 2004
The rarest and the most coveted Moomin mug of all times is a mug called Fazer. The Christmas-themed mug is custom made for Fazer Café, with only 400 pieces produced. The numbered mugs were decided to be sold around Christmas 2004 after Fazer’s Moomin-themed ad drawn by Tove Jansson had been found in Fazer’s archives.
#28 Groke 2005–
A very popular Moomin mug still in production, the Groke, came to market already in 2005. The back side illustration is chosen from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominpappa at Sea (1965) and the recognizable image of the Groke from the front is from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter (1957).
#29 Moomintroll Daydreaming 2005
The second rarest Moomin mug so far, Moomintroll Daydreaming, was launched in 2005. The mug was made for Arabia Museum’s exhibition and was sold in a box with Arabia’s label. The mug’s graphic black and white illustration is from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominsummer Madness (1954).
#30 Thingumy and Bob 2005–2017
Thingumy and Bob are inseparable and almost always walk around hand-in-hand. The artwork in the back of the green Moomin mug is Tove Slotte’s own interpretation of the two from behind, modelling Jansson’s original illustration. Thingumy and Bob mug was sold between 2005-2017 until it was replaced with the new design in 2018.
#31 Too-Ticky 2006–2015
Too-Ticky stands out from the rest of the Moominvalley crowd, as she doesn’t hibernate. She spends the winter in the Moomin family’s bathhouse making herself as comfortable as possible. The illustrations are based on Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter (1957), and Tove and Lars Jansson comic #20 Moomin Under Sail (1959).
#32 Dive 2006
The first Moomin seasonal summer mug, Dive, was launched in the summer of 2006. The illustration on both sides of the mug is from the comic #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955) illustrated by Tove Jansson.
#33 Winternight 2006
The very first Moomin seasonal winter mug, Winternight, is a collection of different Tove Jansson’s original illustrations. Both the summer and winter Moomin mugs from 2006 are very coveted among Moomin mug collectors. The mugs also started a new era with seasonal product stickers, which have since 2006 been included in all summer and winter mugs.
#34 Hattifatteners 2007–
Arabia’s orange Moomin mug, which is still in production, showcases the mysterious Hattifatteners. The illustrations are from Tove Jansson’s first picture book The book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My (1952). For Arabia’s Moomin mug designer Tove Slotte, the mug is one of her favourites due to the colour and the layout.
#35 Dolphin Dive 2007
For the second seasonal summer Moomin mug, Dolphin Dive, the mug designer Tove Slotte chose an illustration from Tove Jansson’s comic #4 Moomin’s Desert Island (1955). Just as in the summer of 2006, also in 2007, Arabia launched a summer bowl with the same design together with the mug.
#36 Snow Lantern 2007
Almost all the characters presented on the seasonal winter mug Snow Lantern are from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter (1957). Only Little My in the foreground is mug designer Tove Slotte’s own version of the beloved character.
#37 Little My 2008–2014
The design of the second character mug with the small Little My is chosen both from Tove Jansson’s comic #7 Moomin Begins a New House (1956) and from Jansson’s first picture book The book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My (1952). In 2014, the yellow mug was replaced with a new Little My mug.
#38 Mymble 2008–
The loveable Mymble mug was launched already in 2008 and added to Arabia’s Moomin mug collection. Tove Slotte, the mug designer of Arabia, chose the illustrations for the mug from Tove Jansson’s comic #8 Moomin begins a new life (1956) and novel Moominsummer Madness (1954).
#39 On the Beach 2008
The seasonal summer mug in 2008 continued the same style with background stripes as seen in the summer mugs in 2006 and 2007. The summery illustration of Snorkmaiden in bikinis is from Tove Jansson’s comic #3 Moomin on the Riviera (1955).
#40 Sniff 2008–
The brown Sniff mug was discontinued in 2008 and in the same year Arabia launched a new version of the character mug for Sniff. The sniff on the backside of the mug is from the very first Moomin comic that was published in the Evening News -newspaper, #1 Moomin and the Brigands (1954–55).
#41 Bonfire 2008
In the winter of 2008, Arabia presented the seasonal mug Bonfire that was sold only for a limited time, just like the other seasonal products. All of the illustrations on the mug are from Tove Jansson’s comic #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955), carefully chosen by the mug designer Tove Slotte.
#42 Inspector 2009–2020
One of the Hemulens, Inspector, was chosen for the character Moomin mug by Arabia in 2009. Based on the original drawings of Tove Jansson, Tove Slotte created a green mug with the illustrations chosen from the comics #21 Fuddler’s Courtship (1959) and #16 Conscientous Moomin (1958).
#43 Siesta 2009
The original inspiration for the Moomin mug for summer 2009, Siesta, is from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #16 Conscientous Moomin (1958). In the selected comic strip, it is in fact Moomintroll, not Moominpappa, who sits under the tree. Tove Slotte has just added a hat to the original drawing to change the character to Moominpappa while otherwise remaining loyal to the original illustration.
#44 Adventure 2009–2013
Arabia’s Adventure Moomin mug was launched in 2009 as a part of the Adventure product series. Mug designer Tove Slotte chose the beautiful black and white graphic artwork from Tove Jansson’s novel Finn Family Moomintroll (1948).
#45 Christmas Surprise 2009
The fourth, and at the same time the last, dark blue winter mug, Christmas Surprise, was launched in the late autumn of 2009. Similar to the older winter mugs, Tove Slotte chose a wide selection of illustrations for this mug as well.
Moomin mugs from the 2010s
#46 Night Sailing 2010
The 46th Moomin mug is called Night Sailing. The mug was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 65th Moomin anniversary. The mug was sold in 2010, and after that, it has only been available from independent resellers on flea markets.
#47 Muddler 2010–2019
Muddler got its own Moomin mug in 2010. The production of the mug ended in 2019 and similarly to Hemulen, Muddler has not yet received a new mug to the character mug series by Arabia. The illustration of Muddler from the back is originally from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #21 Fuddler’s Courtship (1959).
#48 Rose Garden 2010
The fifth Moomin summer mug with the striped background was launched in the spring of 2010. An illustration of Moominmamma in her rose garden is drawn by Tove Jansson and published first in her comic #18 Moomin and the Golden Tail (1958).
#49 Skiing Competition 2010
The Moomin mug for winter 2010 was named after its illustrations: Skiing Competition. Tove Jansson’s original drawings are from her comic #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955). This Moomin winter mug with a white background started a new winter mug era after the four dark blue winter mugs.
#50 Fuzzy 2011–2019
Both illustrations of Sniff’s mother, Fuzzy, are from the novel Moominpappa’s Memoirs. Fuzzy is Muddler’s wife and is, like her husband, a little careless and absent-minded. Fuzze and Muddler were so keen to get married that they were actually wed before their wedding ceremony even started. The Fuzzy mug was sold between 2011-2019.
#51 Soap Bubbles 2011
The lovely striped Moomin summer mug featuring Little My was launched in spring 2011. The original illustration of the mug and the bowl is from Tove Jansson comic #10 Moominvalley Turns Jungle (1956) which Tove Slotte has interpreted in the playful dishes.
#52 Winter Games 2011
Moomin winter mug 2011, Winter Games, presents the wintry activities of the Moomins. The original artworks by Tove Jansson can be found in her comic #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955). The mug Winter Games continued the same style as the winter mug year before with its pure white background.
#53 Hurray! 2012
The capital of Finland, Helsinki, was chosen as the World Design Capital (WDC) 2012. In honour of this, Arabia launched a special Moomin mug called Hurray!. The illustration Arabia’s designer Tove Slotte chose for the mug is found in Tove Jansson’s picture book Who Will Comfort Toffle? (1960).
#54 Mymble’s Mother 2012–
Little My’s, Mymble’s and Snufkin’s mother, Mymble older is also known as Mymble’s mother. She is roundish and very happy and besides the three children mentioned, she has 34 other children we meet in the book Moominpappa’s Memoirs. Mymble’s Mother Moomin mug was introduced to us in 2012 and has so far maintained its place in continuous production.
#55 Primadonna’s Horse 2012
The first summer mug with a yellow-blue background was launched in spring 2012. Illustrations of the mug are based on Tove Jansson’s comics #9 Moomin Falls in Love (1956) and #4 Moomin’s Desert Island (1955).
#56 Stockmann 2012
In August 2012, the traditional Finnish department store Stockmann accidentally released a special item on its webshop. This special product designed to honour the 150th anniversary of Stockmann was Arabia’s Moomin mug featuring Moomin characters as Tove Jansson had designed them for Stockmann’s wrapping paper in the late 1950s. A bigger batch of the mugs came for sale in September 2012.
#57 Winter Forest 2012
The winter mug for 2012 is called Winter Forest. As for the other seasonal products, this mug was also on sale for a limited time during the winter of 2012-2013. At the same time together with the mug, Arabia also launched mini mugs with the same illustration, as they did the year before.
#58 Snorkmaiden 2013–2019
A new pink Snorkmaiden mug was released in 2013 to replace the yellow mug discontinued in 2012. Together with the mug, also a bowl and a one-sided plate were released. In 2014, also a spoon by Hackman with Snorkmaiden’s image was added to the series. The pink mug was replaced by a purple Snorkmaiden mug in 2020.
#59 Moomintroll 2013–2018
A turquoise Moomintroll mug was released in 2013 to replace the older design. The illustration of the mug is inspired by Tove Jansson’s comic #7 Moomin Builds a New House (1956), where Mymble (the older) and her children have taken over the Moominhouse. The turquoise mug was replaced by a green Moomintroll mug in 2019.
#60 Snorkmaiden and Poet 2013
The Moomin summer mug and bowl for 2013 had the same look on the background as the summer mug in 2012. From the fruit basket to the parasol, Tove Slotte chose the illustrations for the mug Snorkmaiden and Poet from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #20 Moomin under Sail (1959).
#62 Under the Tree 2013
The Moomin winter mug for 2013 was the first winter mug in history which was released together with a bowl. The winter series were completed with a set of mini mugs. The mug’s artwork is mainly selected from Lars Jansson’s comic #41 Moomin and Aunt Jane (1964).
#63 Tove’s Jubilee 2014
The year 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914–2001). The year was named the beloved artist’s jubilee year, and it was celebrated in different ways all around the world. To celebrate Tove Jansson, Arabia launched the jubilee series, which included a special Moomin mug and three different-sized jars.
#64 Moomimamma 2014–2020
In 2014, the apricot-coloured Moomimamma mug replaced the red one that had been discontinued in 2013. The illustrations of the mug are based on Tove Jansson’s first official Moomin novel Comet in Moominland (1946) and the comic #17 Moomin and the comet (1958). The apricot-coloured Moominmamma mug was replaced in 2021.
#66 Sailing with Nibling and Tooticky 2014
The third Moomin summer mug with a yellow and light blue background is called Sailing with Nibling and Tooticky. Ceramic designer Tove Slotte picked the original illustration from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #20 Moomin under Sail (1959).
#67 Skiing with Mr. Brisk 2014
Moomin mug Skiing with Mr. Brisk is designed by Tove Slotte based on the original illustrations by Tove Jansson. Even the smallest details on this wintry mug are from Jansson’s comic #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955). The mug was launched at the same time with mini mugs and a bowl.
#69 Keep Waters Clean 2015
Keep Waters Clean Moomin mug was one of the exclusive products for the Swedish Keep Sweden Tidy / Håll Sverige Rent Foundation and their campaign to save the Baltic Sea. The foundation works to spread the knowledge about the environmental effects of littering to school children and their parents.
#70 Snufkin 2015–
The previous Snufkin and Little My mugs were discontinued in December 2014 and the new versions were released already at the beginning of the next year. The green Snufkin mug is still in production, and the original artwork can be found in comic #1 Moomin and the Brigands (1954–55).
#71 Little My 2015–2021
Together with the Snufkin mug, Arabia also launched a mug representing Snufkin’s half-sister, Little My. The Moomin mug Little My was already the third Little My character mug in the Moomin mug series. The illustrations of the mug are from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #16 Conscientous Moomin (1958).
#72 Moment on the Shore 2015
Moomin mug for summer 2015 was called Moment on the Shore. The original illustration for the mug is from Tove Jansson’s comic #9 Moomin Falls in Love (1956). The mug presented Moomintroll and a bit lesser known character, the strongman and acrobat of the circus, Emeraldo.
#73 Hibernation 2015
The Moomin mug for winter 2014 started the new series of grey mugs that continued in 2015 with the limited edition winter mug called Hibernation. The original artwork on the mug can be found in the book Moominland Midwinter (1957) by Tove Jansson.
#74 Our Coast 2016
The mug Our Coast was the second Moomin mug produced exclusively for the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation / Håll Sverige Rent Foundation, as a continuation to the campaign launched in 2015. The blue Our Coast mug was sold for a limited time only in Sweden, the Moomin Shops in Helsinki and Moomin.com.
#75 Too-ticky 2016–
After the blue Too-ticky mug was taken out of production, Arabia launched a violet Too-ticky mug. For this mug, designer Tove Slotte used illustrations from the book Moominland Midwinter (1957). Too-ticky and the Ancestor were the first characters whose names were imprinted on the bottom of their character mugs before the renewal in 2016.
#76 Ancestor 2016–
For many years, collectors wished for a character mug with the Moomin family’s Ancestor. Ancestor was already introduced in The Moomins and the Great Flood (1945), but Tove Slotte chose the illustrations for the mug from Moominland Midwinter (1957). The black Ancestor mug also has its name imprinted on it.
#77 Midsummer 2016
The summer mug’s original drawings are from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominsummer Madness (1954) and comic strip #5 Moomin’s Winter Follies (1955). The Midsummer mug is the last Moomin mug produced in Finland, which is part of the reason why the resale value for the mug is higher than for many older seasonal mugs.
#78 Snow Horse 2016
The winter seasonal series 2016 features Moomintroll, Hemulen, Sorry-oo and the Snow Horse from the book Moominland Midwinter (1957). The colour scheme is subtle and relaxed, just like the previous two series for the winter season.
#79 Summer Theatre 2017
The illustrations on the Summer Theatre summer mug were selected from Tove Jansson’s delightful novel Moominsummer Madness (1954). Until 2015 the summer mugs were accompanied by a bowl, but in 2016 the bowl was replaced by a plate.
#80 Moominvalley 2017
To celebrate the opening of the world’s first and only Moomin Museum in Tampere, Arabia released its first Moomin art mug in the spring of 2017. The colourful aquarelle displayed on the mug was originally created by Tove Jansson for the French edition of Finn Family Moomintroll, Moumime le Troll, in 1968.
#81 True to its Origins 2017–
In the autumn of 2017 Arabia launched a set of Moomin dishes called True to its Origins. The illustration on the mug is from Tove Jansson’s beloved novel Moominpappa at Sea (1965). The mug is almost completely black and white, creating an intense and timeless feeling.
#82 Spring Winter 2017
The seasonal winter mug 2017 came with a promise of spring with Snufkin returning from his long journey. The illustrations on the mug are from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter (1957) and have been adapted by Tove Slotte to fit the mug.
#83 Thingumy and Bob 2018–
The second mug featuring the inseparable pair, Thingumy and Bob, has a new style compared to the older character mugs. Traditionally, the character mugs have displayed Moominvalley’s well-known characters on a monochrome background, but this mug has a livelier background, resembling the backgrounds of the seasonal mugs.
#85 Going on Vacation 2018
As with many other seasonal mugs, Tove Slotte has chosen to present some more unusual characters from Tove Jansson’s original stories in the 2018 summer mug. On the mug, a variety of scientist are studying the Moomin family’s departure. They are thinking about the weather and wondering how the conditions will change.
#86 Friendship 2018–
The illustration on the beautiful Moomin mug Friendship captures the moment when two lonely and careful creatures, Toffle and Miffle, meet in a meadow under the moonlight. The mug was only sold in Finland until May 2019. The series also includes a serving bowl, a jar, a pitcher, a platter and a serving plate.
#87 Moomin’s Day 2018
The Moomin’s Day mug was sold only for one day in Finland and on Moomin.com. The landscape on the exquisitely beautiful Moomin mug was originally from the Associates Newspapers’ 1955 sales brochure. The newspaper published Tove Jansson’s series, and the motif represents the island that Tove bought together with her brother Lars in Pellinki, Finland.
#88 Light Snowfall 2018
The product family Light Snowfall was released and sold during the winter of 2018-2019 and consists of a mug, a bowl, mini mugs and two small spoons. Light Snowfall portrays the moment when Moomintroll experiences his first snowfall and acquaints himself with the snow-covered Moominvalley.
#89 Moomintroll 2019–
The green Moomintroll mug replaced the turquoise mug that had been in production 2013-2018. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30 years old in 2019 and therefore one euro from each Moomintroll mug sold that year was donated to local activities for Save the Children in all countries where the mugs were sold.
#90 Ninny 2019–
Ninny is a character from the short story The Invisible Child, part of the collection Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson, first published in 1962. She got her own character mug in 2019. Similarly to the Moomintroll mug, one euro from each sold Ninny mug was donated to Save the Children in 2019.
#91 Moominvalley Park Japan 2019–
The first Moomin theme park outside of Finland, Moominvalley Park, opened in March 2019 and got an exclusive Moomin mug that is only sold in the theme park. The mug has a special stamp on the bottom of the mug – the logo of the park.
#92 Evening Swim 2019
Tove and Lars Jansson’s comics have been a source of inspiration for Arabia since the 1990s. At that time, the actual comics were displayed on the mugs, but later, the comics have provided ideas for the illustration, and the story has been built using a collage technique that allows more freedom in the layout. Designs of the summer seasonals 2019 are based on Tove Jansson’s comic strip Desert Island.
#93 Last Dragon 2019
Tove and Lars Jansson’s original Moomin stories were reintroduced in Gutsy Animations’ animation series Moominvalley in 2019. Four mugs with concept illustrations from the first season came for sale in the same year, Last Dragon being one of them.
#94 Night of the Groke 2019
The first set of Moominvalley mugs, including Night of the Groke, was in production until the end of 2019. The concept illustrations were not directly suitable for the ceramic surface of the mug. The process required a lot of expertise, considering both colour and material, and preparation. After rasterizing the animation images, a high fire technique was used, guaranteeing high quality.
#95 Golden Tale 2019
Golden Tale is one of the four first mugs with concept illustrations from the Moominvalley TV series. The mugs have a special stamp on the bottom: the logo of the series.
#96 Midwinter 2019
The illustration for the Midwinter mug is from the TV series Moominvalley. The Moominvalley mugs are named after the episode from which the concept illustration is. For example, the Midwinter mug’s illustration is from the episode Midwinter Ancestor.
#98 Crown Snow-load 2019
Arabia has been manufacturing seasonal products since 2006, and many of the winter mugs are decorated with illustrations from Moominland Midwinter (1957). That is the case also for the winter mug from 2019, Crown Snow-load.
Moomin mugs from the 2020s
#101 Relaxing 2020
The summer mug from 2020, Relaxing, is the 15th summer mug by Moomin by Arabia. From each sold mug, one euro was donated to Moomin Characters’ and the John Nurminen Foundation’s #OURSEA campaign, to protect the Baltic Sea and its unique cultural heritage.
#102 The Fire Spirit 2020
The first Moomin mugs with concept illustrations from the animation series Moominvalley were published in 2019, and the series continued with two new mugs in 2020. The illustrations for the new mugs were from the second season of the series.
#103 Moominmamma’s Mural 2020
The illustrations of the mug Moominmamma’s Mural are concept illustrations from the animation series Moominvalley. The mug was produced until the end of 2020.
#104 Snow Blizzard 2020
Snow Blizzard is the winter mug from 2020. The illustration is based on an image from Moominland Midwinter (1957), created with the scratchboard technique. By scratching, Tove Jansson could create the feeling of an icy, cutting wind and snow blizzard – the mysterious forces of the winter.
#108 Moomin’s Day 2021
The limited-edition mug was released on August 9th, 2021 to celebrate Moomin’s Day. The illustrations on the mug originate from Tove Jansson’s book Moominland Midwinter from 1957 and the book of songs, Visor från Mumindalen from 1993.
#109 In the Mountains 2021
The limited-edition mug In the Mountains was created for the Norwegian market and was sold internationally only on moomin.com. In the illustration of the mug, elements resembling Norwegian landscapes, such as mountains and fjords, have been consciously sought. Such landscapes can also be found in Moominvalley.
#111 Blue 0.4l 2021–
Mugs Blue and Yellow in the size of 0.4l were first only sold in K-Citymarkets in Finland. When designing the original Yellow and Blue mugs, mug designer Tove Slotte removed speech bubbles from comic strips and arranged the black-and-white illustrations on a coloured background. For the new mugs, she has rearranged the original design to fit the bigger mug size.
#112 Snow Moonlight 2021
The winter mug from 2021, Snow Moonlight, continues Tove Jansson’s story Moominland Midwinter (1957), describing the wonderful winter that Moomintroll experiences for the first time in his life. The mug features the first illustration in the book Moominland Midwinter, the moonlit night.
#113 Stinky in Action 2022–
Stinky in Action is the second Stinky character mug in Moomin by Arabia’s collection. The illustrations of the mug are based on two different comic strip stories: Moomin Begins a New Life and Club Life in Moominvalley, originally published in 1956 and 1957
#114 Little My and Meadow 2022–
Little My remains one of the most popular Moominvalley characters of all time and Little My and Meadow is her fourth time starring in the main role of Arabia’s character sets. The illustrations of the mug are based on Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic strip story Moomin and the Comet, which was published in English in 1958.
#115 Fishing 2022
The Moomin by Arabia seasonal mug for summer 2022, Fishing, continues the story of the Moomins’ summer adventure by depicting one of their favourite hobbies, fishing. The style of the illustrations in the Fishing mug is similar to those in the five previous summer mugs, especially Evening Swim (2019) and Together (2021).
#118 ABC Snufkin 2022
#1 Mug green 1990-1993 The first Moomin mug in the Teema series, Green, came in 1990. The mug is also known…
It takes two years to design one series of character ceramics. This is what the design process of Moomin mugs is like!
Nelli Kallinen, Bachelor of Culture and Arts student from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, wanted to figure out how Tove Slotte…