MOBILES All grown-up, these pendants are the new must-have
These decorations are all grown-up and redesigned for modern interiors
Traditionally seen floating above a newborn’s cot, decorative mobiles have recently been making their way out of the playroom and into the rest of the home. A clear progression of the trend for minimal, sculptural lighting, modern mobiles are drifting pieces of art that exist simply to please the eye. Danish brand Flensted (flensted-mobiles.com) is notable in the field – while its mobiles were aimed at children when the company started making them 65 years ago, its recent designs are abstract, Alexander Calderesque shapes, suitable for all ages. Ladies & Gentlemen Studio (above, ‘Half Lune’, from £2,327; ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com) makes mobiles that are influenced by the angles and shapes of 1900s constructivism, while artist and designer Daniel Reynolds (danielreynoldsstudio.com) uses stoneware, porcelain and metal shapes to balance his hanging works, which gently sway throughout the day, adding life to their surrounds. We agree with jewellery maker Corrie Williamson (corriewilliamson.co.uk) who describes her unique mobiles, designed as supersized versions of her necklaces and earrings, as the new ‘jewellery for the home’.