Care instruction: Wipe with dry cloth. Dimension: 27 x 27. .
Hand Made in Denmark
The Flensted Mobiles fairytale is actually based on two straws and three paper storks. For this was what Christian Flensted cut out and assembled in 1953 when the christening of his daughter, Mette, was going to be celebrated. The result was the stork mobile, which was only conceived of as being a fun, ingenious and personal gift, but ended up as the prelude to Flensted Mobiles. For only a year after the daughter’s christening the firm Flensted Mobiles was established. And to this very day the stork mobile has remained in production. When Christian Flensted founded the firm, along with his wife Grethe, the family was living in Aalborg – in the three-room flat where the workplace was the dining table and storage room was under the sofa. Christian Flensted became known as ‘Uromageren’, directly translated ‘troublemaker’. “Uro” is the old danish word for mobile and “mager” is the word for maker. This nickname corresponded well with his creative capacity to create elegant, classic designs – and unique, extraordinary mobiles that can both set their surroundings in motion and create a balance of mind. For when it comes to mobiles, rest and restlessness make a happy couple. In 1982 Grethe and Christian Flensted decided to pass the baton on to Ole. In connection with this change of generation at Flensted Mobiles, the running of the company was now taken over by Ole and his wife, Aase. They have continued to operate the mobiles company paying great respect to the original ideas.