MoMA Exclusive: The first mobile ever created by the prolific Danish designer Ole Flensted, the Rainbow Futura was named after the typeface as well as for Flensted’s own vision for his future—one that was realized in 1982, when he and his wife Aase took over Flensted Mobiles, the company his father had founded thirty years earlier. Flensted’s lifelong concentration on movement and balance are exemplified here in his first design, in which thin steel bars and heavy beechwood balls create a dramatic tension, catching the eye and evoking interest and creativity. Designed to move with air currents in a calm, balanced manner, this stately mobile will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. This rainbow-colored version of the Futura Mobile is made exclusively for MoMA in Denmark, and measures 14h x 30" diam.
Size14h x 30" diam.
MaterialWooden Balls, Steel Bars, Cotton Thread
Year of Design1970
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