frithmobiles

Modern Hanging Mobiles Retro MCM Baby Calder Style ART

California, United States · 273 Sales

frithmobiles

Modern Hanging Mobiles Retro MCM Baby Calder Style ART

California, United States 273 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars
(39)

Announcement   Art mobiles for home, office, gallery, garden and baby. Hi! I am Julie Frith I love to make hanging mobiles. Inspired by Calder and my parents as a kid... been making art mobiles now for over 40 years. From very large to small, my mobiles can be custom colored and re-sized to meet your needs. Every home needs art, every office needs fun, every baby needs stimulation. Mobiles are great for EVERY occasion, and make great gifts! For more information please visit my website, I'd love to make something just for you! http://www.frithmobiles.com
I have a brand new book "Mobiles & Stabiles" from 1998-2011 Check it out!!!

Announcement

Art mobiles for home, office, gallery, garden and baby. Hi! I am Julie Frith I love to make hanging mobiles. Inspired by Calder and my parents as a kid... been making art mobiles now for over 40 years. From very large to small, my mobiles can be custom colored and re-sized to meet your needs. Every home needs art, every office needs fun, every baby needs stimulation. Mobiles are great for EVERY occasion, and make great gifts! For more information please visit my website, I'd love to make something just for you! http://www.frithmobiles.com
I have a brand new book "Mobiles & Stabiles" from 1998-2011 Check it out!!!

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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sharon mcclain

sharon mcclain on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely well made mobile that adds style and retro modern flair to my office at work. Woumd definitely do business with frith mobiles again. Highly recommend her.

rvillamil91

rvillamil91 on May 18, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Poor Quality, arms are flimsy and plastic makes the item look over all cheap. not worth paying all that money for the item.

Julie

Julie responded on May 22, 2016

High museum Quality, materials are strong stainless steel, plastic is lifetime durable and hand polished edges to a candy shine, worth every hard earned penny and more! Bad Buyer, Esty sellers beware! Immature, Rude and totally Disrespecting of artwork, returned mobile scratched and three bars bent. Do not sell to this buyer! Used for a furniture photo shoot, then sent back with rude comments wanting his money back. Sorry I don't work like this. Used and abused my art, this buyer is not allowed to buy here again. Write me for his name and business.

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Mobiles and Stabile by Julie Frith

Julie Frith is best known for her kinetic art mobile sculptures. She grew up in an artistic household in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Her father, Donald Frith, was a professor of Ceramics 40yrs.(and a jeweler) at the University of Illinois; her mother, Barbara Frith, a painter and sculptor. Julie’s parents instilled in her an appreciation of art and artistic design, and they encouraged their daughter to pursue her own artistic interests through college and as a professional designer.
Influenced by the work of Alexander Calder, Julie began making mobiles for fun. It didn’t take long before what she enjoyed doing turned into a profession, and in 1998 she started selling her own unique line of mobile sculptures. Where Calder had used metals and paint, Julie chose to make her mobiles of polished plastics and stainless steel. Her pieces sprang from ideas like making modern art for children that would last from infancy through adulthood.
Julie created the first online custom-colored mobiles and stabiles, where buyers could pick colors to match their décor. Gallery buyers, interior designers and architects were able to easily display available options to their clients. She and her husband, Brian Ladd, began making and selling mobiles around the world.
Clients have included Disney, Paramount Studios, Universal Pictures, Fox TV network, Design Craftsmen, Kids II, Calvin Klein, Starbucks and the Hard Rock Hotel. Julie’s mobiles have appeared on television, in movies (Jerry Lewis' Max Rose), in major magazines like Architectural Digest and on the covers of college textbooks. Her sculptures have been used as awards in ceremonial presentations to architects and other designers.

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    Inspired by Alexander Calder and my (artist) parents, I have been making mobiles since I was a kid. I've created mobiles for large clients and small: from museums and corporations to movies and magazines, homes to beautifully designed baby nurseries.

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