The Ninny mug from Arabia’s Moomin collection portrays Ninny, a shy and mistreated child who has turned invisible. The Moomin family takes Ninny into their home, and their kindness and caring make her slowly turn back visible. The illustration is based on Tove Jansson’s short story The Invisible Child from 1962, and it reminds us of the importance of caring and seeing each other.
The mugs, bowls and plates of Arabia’s Moomin Classics tableware collection illustrate the characters of the Moominvalley. First pieces of Arabia’s Moomin tableware came out already in the 1950s, and the large-scale production began in 1990. All the illustrations are done by Tove Slotte who draws inspiration from the original drawings by Tove Jansson. The form of the collection comes from Arabia’s timeless, ceramic Teema tableware designed by Kaj Franck now produced by Iittala.