The elephant is one of the best loved animals in the world. But elephants circling in the air? It may seem a mirage or even something from a hang-over, but since 1975 the ELEPHANT PARTY has been the best selling mobile. Many children all over the world have been stimulated in their first important years by watching the calm, subdued movements of this colourful mobile.
- 35x63 cm (14x25 inches)
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". Flensted Mobiles are designed that the elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance.