|Ole Flensted, son of Christian Flensted, continues the tradition of ideas for new and original mobiles. Ole and his wife, Aase, officially took over Flensted Mobiles in 1982.|
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Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile - as a decoration for the home - was created in 1954 by Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe to celebrate the birth of their first daughter. Their first design, the Stork mobile, was a great success, and now flies all over the world. In 1956 Christian Flensted gave up his job to devote his entire effort to the fledgling mobiles business. By 1971, production had grown so much that new premises were needed, and they moved to the old school “Frederiksminde” near Brenderup, Funen, which is still the FLENSTED MOBILE CENTRE. Today, Christian and Grethe´s son, Ole and his wife Aase continue the family tradition, with ideas for new and original mobiles issuing regularly from their "Department of Space Research". Flensted Mobiles are so designed that the elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance.