Christian Flensted made his first mobile, the stork mobile in 1953, together with his wife Grethe to celebrate the birth of their first daughter. The Mobile Centre in “Frederiksminde” in Brenderup, Denmark is still in the same family, now with Aase and Ole Flensted in charge. Their clients include The Tate Modern and the Guggenheim Museum.
If you have a troubled mind, watch a mobile and unwind
The Flensted Mobiles are designed in a certain way that the elements are in constant movement, while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance, producing a calming effect for both you and your child. Prices from £11.95.
Choose from the endless range of timeless design with beautiful shapes and and colours, available at Brebi and
What is the nature of a mobile? A balance of opposites. The weights assert gravity – the feather-vanes defy it. A mobile is poetry in motion. Visual Poetry.
The mobile’s life is hanging by a thread, But there is still life. You can prove it: If one day you should think its heart is dead, A friendly whispering will move it.” E.F.