Materials : beech wood, stainless steel
Design: Ole & Christine Kit Flensted
This mobile was made in collaboration between Ole and Christine Kit Flensted, and Aase Flensted gave the mobile its name. As a musical term, "Counterpoint" is defined as "the combination of two or more independent melodies into a single harmonic texture in which each retains its linear character" much like the family cooperation in Flensted Mobiles.
Once upon a time...
Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile was created in 1954 by Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe. Their first design, the stork mobile, was a great success, and now flies all over the world. Christian became known as the "Uromager", a name impossible to translate in English which means a maker of things mischievous and always on the move. Today, their son Ole and his wife Aase continue the tradition, with ideas for new and original mobiles issuing regularly from their "Department of Space Research".
Made in Denmark.