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Year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914–2001). The year is named as the beloved artist’s jubilee year, and it is celebrated in different ways around the world throughout the year. Arabia celebrates the jubilee year with limited edition dishes which are based on Jansson’s book The Dangerous Jour-ney. The Jubilee series consists of a mug and three different-sized jars. For each Jubilee product sold, two euros will be donated to UNICEF which supports education of children around the world.
Year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters. The artist’s warm-hearted and broad-minded Moomin phi-losophy has achieved international ac-claim, and her life’s work will be cele-brated in different ways around the world.
To celebrate the anniversary, Arabia will launch Limited Edition Jubilee dishes in early January 2014. The Jubilee series consists of a mug and three different-sized jars.
For each jubilee product sold, two euros will be donated to UNICEF. The funds raised are used to support the education of children in developing countries. Tove Jansson has supported UNICEF’s activi-ties during her lifetime e.g. by illustrating Christmas cards with Moomin characters.
Susanna’s dangerous journey ends at a joyous garden party
The Jubilee series is illustrated by Tove Slotte and inspired by Jansson’s book The Dangerous Journey published in 1977. In the story, Susanna loses her glasses but finds new ones to replace them. Through these new glasses, the world looks totally different.
The new glasses sweep Susanna along on a wild adventure where she meets the Hemulen, Sorry-oo and Thingummy and Bob – all familiar characters from Moominvalley. When the weather turns stormy, Susanna and her companions decide to seek shelter in Moominvalley.
On the way, they meet Tooticky who picks them up in her hot air balloon and takes them to Moominvalley. The residents of the Moomin house receive their guests in their wonderful garden. Then, of course, it’s time for a party.
Tove's 100 year Jubillee mug.
Moomin mug Tove's jubilee mug
Moomin Jar small Tove's Jubilee
depicts smaller Moomin Characters, Thingummy and Bob
Available for a limited time only, the Jubi-lee mug depicts a moment at the Moomin garden party. A specialty of the anniver-sary year is an image of Susanna’s glasses drawn inside every sixth mug – which might lead its finder to a wild ad-venture.
The jars’ illustrations depict the familiar Moomin characters celebrating. The jars are available in three different sizes. The smallest Moomin family characters adorn the series’ smallest jar and the biggest can be found on the largest jar. The prod-uct cover is made of black painted wood.
The high-quality jars are designed for versatile use, such as storing mementoes, jewelery or cosmetics.
Tove Jansson (1914–2001) and the birth of the MoominsThe lovely Moomin characters created by Tove Jansson were inspired by her life – friends, acquaintances and family mem-bers. The first Moomin book was pub-lished on 1945. Tove Jansson’s interna-tional success made her one of world’s best-known Finnish artists, and her books have been translated into more than forty languages.
Tove had a unique ability to see the posi-tive side of things. Both good moments and bad ones always turn into something good – at least a well-deserved treats. The Moomin books have given birth to a whole philosophy of life. Moomins’ posi-tive attitude inspires both adults and chil-dren. Tove Jansson illustrated the first Moomin dishes for Arabia in the 1950s. The Moomin mugs and bowls build on the Moomin philosophy created by Tove. In daily life, they remind us of the unique-ness of each and every day, and are therefore a perfect gift for yourself and your loved ones.