The Snorkmaiden mug from Arabia’s Moomin collection features an illustration in which Snorkmaiden is trying on her first ever bikini and not pleased with what she sees in the mirror. On the other side of the mug, the attention-loving Snorkmaiden is trying on lipstick for the first time but is not quite sure how to do it. The illustration is based on the 1955 comic strip Moomin on the Riviera.
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.