Flensted Mobiles

H.C. Andersen'S Balloons, Black Mobile

Flensted Mobiles | Denmark
$45.00
SKU: FM-90A-FJ
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  • Specifications
  • The Designer
  • The Maker
Hans Christian Andersen is know from his fairy tales, but he also loved to cut silhouettes with his big scissors - this mobile is made from his design. This is in black.

He made a little story about hot air balloons - in 1853 - inspired by the Frenchman Henri Giffard who flew 25 km from the hippodrome in Paris to Trappes.
  • Brand:Flensted Mobiles of Denmark
  • Designer:Flensted Mobiles of Denmark
  • SKU: FM-90A-FJ
  • Material: Cardboard
  • Dimensions:15" x 15"
  • Gift:Flensted Gift Box
  • Weight:1.6 oz.
Christian Flensted
Mobiles 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.
Flensted Mobiles of Denmark
We are pleased to offer the complete handmade assortment of Flensted mobiles. Paper Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile - as a decoration for the home - was created in 1954 by Christian & Grethe Flensted. Flensted Mobiles are handmade in Denmark and perfectly designed so that all elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance.

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