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It's All in the Family

 
CHRISTIAN & GRETHE FLENSTED
Our first mobile was created in 1953 by Christian and Grethe Flensted. It was "The Danish Lucky Storks" which was a great success and they still fly all over the world.
Christian 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". The title fitted well with his ability to create beautiful classic designs as well, as fun and unique mobiles, that could create movement and balance.

In 1954 Christian and his wife Grethe decided to open their mobile-business, at the time based in Aalborg, Jutland. However, this led to the business moving back to its home, the island of Funen, where Christian and Grethe founded "The Stork's Nest" in Tommerup. They stayed here for about 15 years.
 
By 1971, the production had grown so much that a new premises were needed, and they moved to the old school "Frederiksminde" near Brenderup, Funen, which to this day remains the Flensted Mobile centre.


OLE & AASE FLENSTED

In, 1982 Grethe and Christian Flensted decided to pass the baton on to their son, Ole. In connection with the generation change at Flensted Mobiles, he – along with Aase – took over the running of the compa- ny. Since then, they have continued the busi- ness, paying every respect to the company’s values and creative angles on the world. The older generation gave the new generation plenty of space to make its own distinctive mark on to company, with new mobiles com- ing onto the drawing board and new mar- ket channels being added. The generation change proved a success. 

CHRISTINE KIT FLENSTED
In 2017 on Hans Christian Anderson's birthday (the 2nd of April) the business was handed over to Aase & Ole's daughter, Christine Kit Flensted.


The design process
Our mobiles are designed so the elements are in constant movement while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance.

The development from idea to product is a process that takes time. The same applies for the production of mobiles as these are handmade. For each of our mobiles there is a deeper reflection and idea. The creative process with many hours of inspirations, ideas and prototyping has taken place before the mobile, with its story, shapes and colour is finalised.

Our mobiles are made with great care by our experienced staff, and the mobiles are packed, so that they are ready to hang and spread poetry.

The process of making a mobile is the following: Design - quality - handmade work.

Creating mobiles is not just our job, it is our passion.