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Flensted Swallow Mobile
Flensted Swallow Mobile
Designed by Christian Flensted
Item #: FM24
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  • Designer: Christian Flensted
  • Item #: FM24
  • Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
  • Dimensions: 13.8" x 19.7" (35 x 50 cm)
  • Weight: 1.4 oz. (41 grams)
  • Material: Cardboard
  • Gift Box: Flensted Gift Box
  • Hang this mobile over your bed or sofa to recall the elegant flight and clever aerobatics of the swallow.
    Christian FlenstedMobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile - as a decoration for the home - was created in 1953 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.

    Christian Flensted became known as the "Uromager", a name impossible to translate into English, which means a "maker of mischievous things that are always on the move."

    In 1956 Christian Flensted gave up his job to devote his entire effort to the fledgling mobiles business, then based in Aalborg, Jutland. However, this led to the business moving back to its home island of Funen and founding "The Stork's Nest" in Tommerup. They stayed here for about 15 years.

    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.

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