Design by Museum Jorn, Michala Stigkjaer and Ole Flensted, 2011.
By Flensted Mobiles.
Museum Jorn Mobile was designed in cooperation with Museum Jorn, taking inspiration from renown artist, Asger Jorn. Asger was considered by many to be Denmark's most significant artist in the 20th century. Gaining attention for his spontaneity and abstract style, Jorn was versatile and worked as a painter, ceramist, drawer, graphic artist and a sculptor. With his colorful and imaginative works Asger Jorn was an inspiration who encouraged experimentation and breaking of traditional practices.
The four small figures in this mobile are based on some of Jorn's sketches, done with Indian ink on paper. Breeding a great diversity of creatures, who were named with imagination, only four were selected, graphically modified, and juxtaposed in such a way they form the letters J—O—R—N. The colors were chosen based on Jorn's palette, and the figures are used as an element of one of the logos at Museum Jorn, Silkeborg. This mobile embodies everything Asger Jorn was, spontaneous, exciting, playful, and experimental — all of them important themes in his work.
Supplied with stainless steel suspension wire.
Dimensions: 14" W X 24" H
Designer: Ole Flensted
Ole Flensted, son of Christian Flensted, carries on the Danish tradition and family business of mobile craftsmanship. Ole is a designer of modern moving mobiles, a type of mobile pioneered by Christian when he began Flensted Mobiles in 1953. This modern generation of mobiles are so designed that the elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance. Today, Ole and his wife Aase continue the family tradition with new and original mobile designs and live by the philosophy that creating mobiles is not just a job, but their lives.View other products by Ole Flensted
Manufacturer: Flensted Mobiles
Flensted Mobiles gave birth to its first design, the Stork Mobile, in Denmark in 1953 when Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe celebrated the birth of their first daughter. Since then, the Stork Mobile, and its successors, have flown all around the world.
As the fledgling family business grew, it relocated to "The Stork's Nest" in Tommerup and eventually to the FLENSTED MOBILE CENTRE in Brenderup, nearly 15 years later, where it remains today. Christian's son, Ole Flensted, and his wife Aase now continue the family tradition. Original ideas and new mobile designs are issued regularly from their "Department of Space Resarch".
Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile - as a decoration for the home - was pioneered by the Flensted family. All Flensted Mobiles are designed so that the elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance. The Flensted family has always claimed that "creating mobiles is not just our job, it is our life".View other products from Flensted Mobiles