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Flensted

Flensted

Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile - as a decoration for the home - 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 Flensted became known as the "Uromager", a name impossible to translate into 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". Flensted Mobiles are created so that the elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance. Each mobile is carefully assembled, and balanced by skilful hands. They are packed so that they are ready to hang. Ecological production: Instead of 50 workers every day driving into the factory to assemble mobiles, they work from their homes. Every 14 days there is 1 trip in which all of the workers are visited, and Flensted exchanges unassembled parts for mobiles packaged and ready to ship. Through this they save 50 x 10 days of driving every 2 weeks or approximately 200 days a year for each employee. Let's say each worked lives 5 miles from work, they get 20 miles to the gallon, it will then come out to a saving 2500 gallons of gas a year. They have been doing this for over 50 years, quite a saving over the time!

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