Danish Flensted Mobiles09.25.06   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Modern Home   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: Christian Flensted, Flensted, Industrial Design, kids, mobiles, Sculpture
Danish designers Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe began making mobiles in 1954. Based on his creations, Christian was dubbed the “Uromager”, which roughly translated means, “maker of things mischievous and always on the move”. Today, their son Ole and his wife Aase continue the tradition.
“Futura” (left) is comprised of six bars creating a dynamic tension between light and heavy counterpoints.
“Black Rhythm” (center) was designed by Christian Flensted in 1967. The aluminum mobile has been made in various sizes ranging from 100 cm (40 inches) to 3 meters (10 feet) in length. The “normal” size is 100 cm (40 inches) long; for special commissions it has been produced up to 3 metres (10 feet) in length.
Since 1975, “Elephant Party” (right) has been the best selling mobile. Many children all over the world have been stimulated in their first important years by watching the calm, subdued movements of this colourful mobile.
These and many other mobiles are in production. More information is available at the Flensted mobile website.