Design : Flensted Mobiles

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.

I just returned from a really lovely visit with Ole and Aase Flensted of Flensted Mobiles. They couldn't have been more hospitable and inspiring. Ole's father, Christian, and his wife Grethe created the first mobile in 1954. Ole and Aase have continued the family business developing new designs and working with new materials to continue the legacy of creating floating poetry.

A beautiful old Heidelberg die cuts and scores the paper and plastic. This sweet gentleman showed me how it all worked.

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