Flensted Viking Mobile 5
Flensted Viking Mobile 5
Designed by Christian Flensted
Item #: FM18
Discontinued / No Stock Remaining
  • Designer: Christian Flensted
  • Item #: FM18
  • Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.
  • Dimensions: 10.6" x 25.6" (27 x 65 cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz. (120 grams)
  • Material: Wood/paper
  • Gift Box: Flensted Gift Box
  • Five graceful Viking ships, with full sails set for the foreign shores.
    From about the year 800 until 1050, the Vikings sailed far and wide in ships like these. The ships in the mobile are carved from teak.
    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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