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DESIGN IN BALANCE · SPRING 2019


Anni & Bent Knudsen Collection™

Anni & Bent Knudsen’s concepts

Livingly®

Since 1952 the Danish artists and

quickly became state-of-the-art and

In 2008 the Knudsen family sold the

silversmiths, Anni and Bent Knudsen

by 1975 they were exporting to 75

mobile business to Livingly®, a Danish

have delighted children and adults

countries, with major sales in the

company founded by Kent Sejdelin

worldwide with their award-winning

USA, Japan, Germany and France.

and his architect and designer wife,

paper designs and mobiles. It all

Anni & Bent Knudsen exhibited their

Louise Helmersen.

began in 1952 in Kolding, Denmark,

designs internationally e.g. World

when Bent Knudsen’s craftsmanship

Expo in New York 1964, and were

With the sole vision of adding inspiring

was engaged by Silversmiths Hans

commissioned to undertake exclusive

and original creative Danish artistry

Hansen. In the evenings after work,

assignments by the Danish Royal

to the home Livingly introduced a

Bent and his wife Anni would put

Family as well as Churches and

collection of 200 designs consist-

their outstanding talents to work

Community Groups.

ing of a selection of classic mobiles

designing and producing highly

and greeting cards from the past 80

original Christmas ornaments and

years in combination with our own

mobiles, using paper, card board,

modern designs.

wood, metal, glass, plastic and other We have emphasized designing and

materials – even fish bone.

bringing new design mobiles to the market. Our collection consists of Anni & Bent Knudsen

+400 designs within our four main themes: Design Mobiles, Christmas Mobiles and Ornaments, Kids mobiles and Greeting Cards.

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HANDMADE DANISH DESIGN SINCE 1952


Hand made in Denmark

Our highly valued customers

– our highly valued homeworkers

We sell our products to high-profiled

All the production is carried out

wholesalers in Denmark as well as

in Denmark as “Made in Denmark”

internationally. Our customers in-

means a lot to us. We emphasize in

clude art museums, gift and depart-

bringing high quality products to the

ment stores, interior and furniture

market with due consideration to

stores, book stores, paper stores and

our social responsibility.

kids stores. However, we also offer

Livingly products are made by homeworkers in Denmark.

custom-made projects in cooperaWe employ 40 skilled homew orkers

tion with individual customers.

in our local area who work every day carrying out high quality production

Thank you for taking time to explore

of our products. All our products are

our catalogue. We are confident that

handmade.

the quality and uniqueness of Livingly designs, backed by a proven track

It is our declared policy to work

record of award-winning success,

closely with our suppliers to ensure

will add flair to your range and in-

that the raw material we use in our

spire your customers, just as we have

production originates from sustain-

been inspired.

Louise Helmersen

Kent Sejdelin

able and environmental friendly production. This means that the paper

Best regards,

and the wood we use in our pro-

Louise & Kent

Want to learn more about us? FOLLOW LIVINGLY:

duction originate from sustainable forestry and FSC certified companies

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in Europe.

instagram.com/livinglydesign

HANDMADE DANISH DESIGN SINCE 1952

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Mobile example using 3x8 elements

DIY MULTI MOBILE

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18-3118M-4 · Multi Mobile Multi coloured App. 40x60 cm

Multi Mobile DIY is a kit of 30 Multi Elements, bars and thread for you to create your own mobile. The ornaments can be made in multiple ways - based on one simple element. Play with the shapes and colours to make your own version. TIP: Decorate with paint or ink. 4

18-3118M-1 · Multi Mobile 30 White App. 40x60 cm

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18-3118M-2 · Multi Mobile 10 Blue, 10 grey, 10 brown App. 40x60 cm

18-3118M-3 · Multi Mobile 10 Red, 10 grey, 10 brown App. 40x60 cm


TIP: Decorate with ink or paint

DIY MULTI ELEMENTS

I n t he b ox Examples of shapes to build:

Example using 20 elements

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NEW 18-3118-2006 Multi Elements Multi coloured · App. 16 cm

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Multi Elements DIY is a pack of 20 Multi Elements. Make a separate sculpture – or add them into your Multi Mobile.

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Play with the shapes and make your own versions. TIP: Decorate with paint or ink 18-3118-2001 Multi Elements White · App. 16 cm

18-3118-2002 Multi Elements Blue · App. 16 cm

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18-3118-2003 Multi Elements Red · App. 16 cm

18-3118-2004 Multi Elements Brown · App. 16 cm

18-3118-2005 Multi Elements Grey · App. 16 cm

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18-3117-1 Step-Up Mobile · Red · 60x40 cm

18-3117-2 · Step-Up Mobile Grey · 60x40 cm

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18-3114-5 Circulos Mobile, craft (Grey, craft, white) 18-3114-3 Circulos Mobile, yellow (Craft, yellow, white)

18-3114-4 Circulos Mobile, blue (Grey, blue, white) 18-3114-1 Circulos Mobile, red (Grey, red, craft)

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12-3017-2 · Honeycomb Mobile Grey, blue, green

12-3016-5 · Density Mobile Light blue

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12-3016-6 · Density Mobile Grey

12-3016-7 · Density Mobile Light green/ dark green


12-3017-1 · Honeycomb Mobile Anno 2012 · 75x52 cm

12-3016-1 · Density Mobile Anno 2012 · 26x63 cm

12-3016-2 · Density Mobile Anno 2012 · 26x63 cm

12-3016-3 · Density Mobile Anno 2012 · 26x63 cm

12-3016-4 · Density Mobile Anno 2014 · 26x63 cm

The Honeycomb and Density Mobiles are inspired by Op-Art from the 1960s – experimenting with optical illusions. The elements of these mobiles are playing with perspective around one axis, densifying in the center and fading horizontally in the thin points – creating a balanced yet livingly expression. 15-3059-1 · Maskulinum Grey / dark blue / red 20x58 cm

15-3060-2 · Femininum Grey / sand / red 20x60 cm

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15-3060-4 Femininum Red / dark red · 20x60 cm

15-3059-3 Maskulinum Blue / dark blue · 20x58 cm

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16-3083-1 · Blades Mobile 60x60 cm · Anno 2016

16-3085-1 Fun DNA Wood 70x21 cm

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QUADRAT MOBILES Louise Helmersen from Livingly was inspired by geometry and design from the 1920’ies when designing these wooden mobiles. Playing with your sence of space the vertically hanging squares are constantly changing formations – kept in place by straight horizontal lines.

17-3107-1 Quadrat Mobile 5 · Wood Anno 2017 · 50x42 cm

17-3108-1 Quadrat Mobile 9 · Wood Anno 2017 · 80x105 cm

12-3011-1 · Fun DNA Anno 2012 · 10 x 45 cm

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17-3112-1 · Fun DNA Large Anno 2017 · 16 x 90 cm

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15-3078-2 Molecule Mobile /5 · White · 100x80 cm

15-3080-2 Mini White · 50 cm

15-3080-4 Mini Blue/green 50 cm

15-3080-3 Mini Grey · 50 cm

Molecule Mobile Inspiration for these mobiles was found in molecules.

15-3080-5 Mini Pink · 50 cm

15-3078-1 Molecule Mobile /5 Blue/green · 100x80 cm

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15-3078-3 Molecule Mobile /5 Red · 100x80 cm


16-3084-2 Bird Mobile · White Anno 2016 75x70 cm

16-3084-1 Bird Mobile White, grey, silver 75x70 cm

17-3113-1 · Porpoise Whale Mobile Grey · 60 cm · Anno 2017

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13-3023-1 Cubillusion Mobile /9 Multi · Anno 2013 · 37x48 cm

13-3023-2 Cubillusion Mobile /9 Grey · 37x48 cm

13-3022-1 Cubillusion Mobile /4 Multi · Anno 2013 · 23x32 cm

13-3022-2 Cubillusion Mobile /4 Grey · 23x32 cm

Cubillusion Mobiles In the 1960s artists experimented with optical illusions. The cubes of the Cubillusion Mobiles honour that idea. As they turn your eye will be tricked to see solid cubes or the inside of them. 14-3037-1 · 35x41 cm

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13-3023-3 Cubillusion Mobile /9 Blue · 37x48 cm

13-3023-4 Cubillusion Mobile /9 Green · 37x48 cm

13-3023-5 Cubillusion Mobile /9 Pink · 37x48 cm

14-3036-3 Facet Mobile · blue · 53x60 cm

14-3036-4 Facet Mobile · green · 53x60 cm

14-3036-5 Facet Mobile · pink · 53x60 cm

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14-3038-1 35x93 cm

14-3050-1 35x54 cm


11-3010E-11 · Flowers · Red 12 cm · 4 single ornaments

11-3010E-12 · Flowers · Orange 12 cm · 4 single ornaments

11-3010E-15 · Flowers · Pink 12 cm · 4 single ornaments

11-3010E-14 · Flowers · Mint 12 cm · 4 single ornaments

11-3010E-13 · Flowers · Blu intenso 12 cm · 4 single ornaments

11-3010-1 · Flower Mobile Green/purple · 30x90 cm

11-3010-2 · Flower Mobile Red/or/pink · 30x90 cm

11-3010-5 · Flower Mobile Pink · 30x90 cm

11-3010-4 · Flower Mobile Blue/green · 30x90 cm

11-3010-20 · Flower Mobile Grey · 30x90 cm

Letter Mobiles Livingly has developed a series of letter mobiles with predifined words. We are also producing customized mobiles with words of your own choice.

R 14-3040-1 35x54 cm

14-3055-1 35x67 cm

11-3010E-16 · Flowers · White 12 cm · 4 single ornaments

A C H I

Y 15-3056-1 35x54 cm

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18-3119-1 35x67 cm

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07-2202E-1 Circle Frame /4 42 cm

07-2134-2 · UFO Mobile Black/white/red · Anno 1956 30x70 cm

07-2134-1 · UFO Mobile Original colours · Anno 1956 30x70 cm

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07-2202E-2 Circle Frame /4 42 cm

07-2202-1 · Circle Frame Mobile /16 · Anno 1956 · 42x44 cm

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07-2188-1 Fish Mobile /6 Anno 1956 · 80 x 80 cm

07-2115-1 · Fish Mobile /4 Anno 1956 · 30 x 40 cm

The Fish Mobiles were among Anni & Bent Knudsen’s first mobiles to be shown at “Den Permanente” in Copenhagen together with the UFO Mobile and the Circle Frame Mobile.

In the fifties and sixties Anni & Bent Knudsen launched numerous designs through the Danish design export organization “Den Permanente” in Copenhagen. The UFO mobile and the Circle Frame Mobile were amongst the first designs Anni & Bent Knudsen produced for the sales exhibition at “Den Permanente”. These mobiles were also shown at the Danish Pavillon at World Expo in New York in 1964.

07-2115-2 · Fish Mobile /4 Anno 1956 · 30 x 40 cm

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15-3067-1 Columbine 15 cm

15-3063-1 Pierrot 15 cm

15-3065-1 Harlequin 15 cm 15-3061-1 Guardsman 15 cm

15-3069-1 Harlequin, Columbine & Pierrot Mobile 34x25 cm

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15-3068-1 Columbine in Building 25 cm

15-3071-2 Harlequin Open Diamond Mobile Blue-green 28x66 cm

15-3070-2 Harlequin Diamond Mobile 18x42 cm

15-3071-1 Harlequin Open Diamond Mobile Multi colour ¡ 28x66 cm

15-3070-1 Harlequin Diamond Mobile 18x42 cm

15-3064-1 Pierrot in Building 25 cm

15-3066-1 Harlequin in building 25 cm

15-3062-1 Guardsman in Building 25 cm

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15-3072-2 Balloon Mobile · pink · 20x40 cm

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15-3072-1 Balloon Mobile · blue-green · 20x40 cm

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Balloon Card, blu intenso 15-3075C-2, White card 15-3072C-2, Tivoli card

Balloon Card, mint 15-3075C-1, White card 15-3072C-1, Tivoli card

Balloon Card, blue 15-3075C-3, White card 15-3072C-3, Tivoli card

Balloon Card, gold 15-3075C-4, White card 15-3072C-4, Tivoli card

Balloon Card, red 15-3075C-6, White card 15-3072C-6, Tivoli card

Balloon Card, rosa 15-3075C-7, White card 15-3072C-7, Tivoli card

Balloon Card, pink 15-3075C-5, White card 15-3072C-5, Tivoli card

Tivoli cards have a TIVOLI logo printed on the front of the card.

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PARIS MONUMENTS 14-3047C-1 red

14-3047C-2 grey

14-3047C-3 gold

14-3047C-4 pink

Cards also available as: 14-3047C-5 · White tower in lime card 14-3047C-6 · White tower in red card

14-3041-1 · PARIS Mobile · 35x67 cm

14-3047-1 Paris monuments Mobile, 3 towers Grey/white · 15x40 cm

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14-3047-2 Paris monuments Mobile, 3 towers · Pink · 15x40 cm

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14-3047-3 Paris monuments Mobile 3 towers · Golden · 15x40 cm


Bent Knudsen’s first mobile In 1938 at the age of 14 Bent Knudsen designed this cartoonish milking cow with the enormous udder and hanging head.

07-2479-1 Milking Cow Anno 1938 19 cm

07-2446M Swallow Mobile Anno 1983 · 22 x 28 cm 07-2098-1 · Guardsman Anno 1954 · 18 cm

07-2486M-1 · Cat Mobile Anno 1986 · 18 x 32 cm

07-2445M Panda Mobile Anno 1983 · 15 x 38 cm

07-2486M-2 · Cat Mobile Anno 1986 · 18 x 32 cm

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07-1056-1 · Stork · 13 cm

07-1056M · Stork Mobile · 30 x 25 cm

In 1969 Anni & Bent Knudsen acquired all rights to a series of paper cuttings from the 30-50’ies designed by the author and artist Mrs. Birte Dietz. The designs are characterized by the flat paper emerging into whirling three-dimensional fairytale shapes like the stork, swan, cat and mermaid. The witch is a re-design made by Bent Knudsen based on the original Dietz design.

07-1010 · Stork · 25 cm

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07-1001-1 Spiral Cat · 50 cm

07-1057M · Swan Mobile · 30 x 15 cm

07-1005 · Swan · 22 cm

07-1001-2 Spiral Cat · 50 cm

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07-1025-1 · Mermaid · 25 cm

07-1054-2 · Mermaid 11 cm

Assorted combination of colours

07-1054-1 · Mermaid 11 cm

Assorted combination of colours

07-1053-2 Spiral Cat · 11 cm

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07-1053-1 Spiral Cat · 11 cm

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07-2674M-3 Elephant Mobile, blue 14 x 25 cm

07-2674M-5 Elephant Mobile, pink 14 x 25 cm 07-2674M-2 Elephant Mobile Anno 1991 14 x 25 cm

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07-2414-1 · Duck Pond · 1981 · 19 x 34 cm 07-2525-1 18 cm

07-2506-1 16 cm

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07-2364M-1 Polar Bear Mobile Anno 1978 · 25 cm

07-2439M-3 Bird Mobile, black Anno 1978 15 x 30 cm

07-2364M-3 Bear Mobile Anno 1978 25 cm

07-2439M-4 Bird Mobile, blue Anno 1978 · 15 x 30 cm

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07-2348M-1 Monkey Mobile Anno 1978 · 20 x 40 cm

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18-3115M-1 · Circle Angel Mobile · 40x36 cm

18-3115-1 · Circle Angels, 2 pcs · 9x10 cm Can hang or stand

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Vera Top Star · 26 cm · Anno 2016

16-3096-1 Red

16-3096-2 White

16-3096-8 Gold

16-3096-9 Silver

16-3096-10 Light brown

16-3096-11 Wood

16-3095-2 White

16-3095-8 Gold

16-3095-9 Silver

16-3095-10 Light brown

16-3095-11 Wood

Vera Star · 26 cm · Anno 2016

16-3095-1 Red

16-3094M3-1 Vera Star Mobile 3 Red · 27 x 50 cm

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16-3094M3-2 Vera Star Mobile 3 White · 27 x 50 cm

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16-3094M3-11 Vera Star Mobile 3 Wood · 27 x 50 cm


Vera Star · 15 cm · 2 pcs · Anno 2016:

16-3094M7-2 Vera Star Mobile 7 White · 40 x 125 cm

15-3080E-1 Molecule Mini, single Red · 2 pcs 8,5 cm

16-3094-2 White

16-3094-1 Red

15-3080E-2 Molecule Mini, single White · 2 pcs 8,5 cm

16-3094-8 Gold

16-3094-9 Silver

15-3080E-8 Molecule Mini, single Gold · 2 pcs 8,5 cm

16-3094-10 Light brown

15-3080E-9 Molecule Mini, single Silver · 2 pcs 8,5 cm

16-3094-11 Wood

16-3094M7-1 Vera Star Mobile 7 Red · 40 x 125 cm

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13-3028-1 Ingrid Star 8-pointed Red 18 cm

15-3076-1 Ingrid Star Red · 42 cm

MEGA SIZE

15-3077-1 Sirius Star Red · 47 cm

MEGA SIZE

11-3009E-2 · BOXofSTARS Red · 14 cm 4 single ornaments

13-3028-2 Ingrid Star 8-pointed White 18 cm

15-3076-2 Ingrid Star White · 42 cm

MEGA SIZE

15-3077-2 Sirius Star White · 47 cm

MEGA SIZE

11-3009E-1 · BOXofSTARS White · 14 cm 4 single ornaments

15-3076-8 Ingrid Star Gold · 42 cm

MEGA SIZE

15-3077-8 Sirius Star Gold · 47 cm

MEGA SIZE

11-3009E-8 · BOXofSTARS Gold · 14 cm 4 single ornaments

15-3076-9 Ingrid Star Silver · 42 cm

MEGA SIZE

15-3077-9 Sirius Star Silver · 47 cm

MEGA SIZE

11-3009E-9 · BOXofSTARS Silver · 14 cm 4 single ornaments

Sirius Star Mini · 3 pcs · 10 cm 15-3081-1 · 3 pcs · Red 15-3081-2 · 3 pcs · White 15-3081-8 · 3 pcs · Gold 15-3081-9 · 3 pcs · Silver

11-3009E-7 · BOXofSTARS Black · 14 cm 4 single ornaments

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11-3009-1 White · 40 x 120 cm

11-3009-2 Red · 40 x 120 cm

11-3009-4 Holly · 40 x 120 cm

11-3009-5 Sage green · 40x120 cm

The Star Mobile Designed by architect Louise Helmersen who finds fascination in geometrical shapes and Also available in folding techniques.

11-3009-6 Navy blue · 40 x 120 cm

11-3009-7 Black · 40 x 120 cm

11-3009-21 Grey/Silv/wh · 40 x 120 cm

MEGA SIZE

red or white on request

Mega size versions The star mobile is also designed for large rooms, and is available in mega versions with 3 or 7 stars. 15-3077M3-8 · Mega 125 cm

15-3077M3-9 · Mega 125 cm

• 11-3009-8 · Gold · 120 cm • 15-3077M7-8 · Mega 330 cm

Church of Middelfart, Denmark

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• 11-3009-9 · Silver · 120 cm • 15-3077M7-9 · Mega 330 cm

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14-3046-1 NOEL Mobile 10 x 60 cm

14-3052-1 JUL Mobile 10 x 50 cm

14-3045-1 Joy Mobile 10 x 47 cm

14-3051-1 LOVE Mobile 10 x 60 cm

14-3044-3 House of Heart 8 cm · 2 pcs

12-3020-1 · Star tree small · white · 23 cm 12-3021-1 · Star tree large · white · 31 cm

14-3044-5 House of Heart 8 cm · 2 pcs

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12-3020-2 · Star tree small · light blue · 23 cm 12-3021-2 · Star tree large · light blue · 31 cm

14-3044-4 House of Heart 8 cm · 2 pcs

12-3020-3 · Star tree small · dark blue · 23 cm 12-3021-3 · Star tree large · dark blue · 31 cm

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12-3018-3 Bentzen Balls, red Anno 2012 10 cm · 2 pcs

13-3031-1 Mouritsen Pleated Star Mobile Red · 30 x 60 cm

13-3031-2 Mouritsen Pleated Star Mobile White · 30 x 60 cm

13-3030-1 Red · 8 cm 6 single ornaments

Bentzen ornaments By Danish designer Josefine Bentzen – winner of Red Dot Design Award.

12-3019-2 Bentzen Crystals Anno 2012 · 10 cm · 2 pcs

13-3030-2 White · 8 cm 6 single ornaments

Mouritsen Pleated Stars Designed by Danish award winning architect Tine Mouritsen.

12-3018-1 Bentzen Balls, yel. Anno 2012 · 10 cm · 2 pcs

13-3035-1 Mouritsen Pleated Stars, Table Anno 2013 · 3 pcs

12-3019-4 Bentzen Crystals Anno 2012 · 10 cm · 2 pcs

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13-3035-2 Mouritsen Pleated Stars, Table Anno 2013 · 3 pcs

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11-3008-1 Scandinavian Snowflake Large White · Anno 2011 32 cm

14-3042-1 Scandinavian Snowflake, Small White · 13 cm · 2 pcs

14-3042-9 Scandinavian Snowflake Small Silver paper · 13 cm · 2 pcs

14-3042-3 Scandinavian Snowflake, Small Golden paper · 13 cm · 2 pcs

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14-3043-2 Geometrees 9 cm · 2 pcs

14-3043-1 Geometrees 9 cm · 2 pcs

14-3043-4 Geometrees 9 cm · 2 pcs

14-3043-3 Geometrees 9 cm · 2 pcs

13-3025-2 Clara Stars Anno 2013 · 12 cm 2 pcs

13-3026-1 Clara Hearts Anno 2013 · 9 cm 2 pcs

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07-2615-2 The North Star Anno 1989 · 26 cm

07-2797-1 Fold-out Stars Anno 1994 11 cm 2 pcs

07-2797-2 · Fold-out Stars Anno 1994 · 11 cm 2 pcs

07-2604-2 · Triple Hearts Anno 1986 · 9 cm · 2 pcs 07-2603-2 · Triple Stars Anno 1986 · 8 cm 2 pcs

07-2605-2 · Triple Bells Anno 1986 · 9 cm 2 pcs

07-2603-1 · Triple Stars Anno 1986 · 8 cm 2 pcs

07-2605-1 Triple Bells Anno 1986 9 cm · 2 pcs

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07-2798-2 · Fold-out Hearts Anno 1994 · 11 cm 2 pcs

07-2418-1 · Spinning Heart Anno 1981 · 13 cm · Ass.

07-2798-1 Fold-out Hearts Anno 1994 · 11 cm · 2 pcs

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07-2604-1 · Triple Hearts Anno 1986 · 9 cm · 2 pcs


Mini

Mini

07-1100-1 Elves in ringdrops Anno 1984 · 6 cm · 4 pcs

07-1101-1 Elves · Anno 1984 5 cm · 4 pcs

Mini

Mini

07-1102-1 · Clog Elves Anno 1984 · 6 cm · 4 pcs

07-1103-1 Angels · Anno 1984 5 cm · 4 pcs

07-2425-1 Ice Crystals Anno 1981 10 cm · 2 pcs

07-2424-1 Ice Crystal Anno 1981 19 cm

07-2218-1 Spinning Star Anno 1973 20 cm · Ass.

In 1952 Anni & Bent Knudsen were assigned to redesign the traditional Danish Christmas ornaments. Since then thousands of designs have been created by them, and today many of their designs have become sought-after collector’s items.

07-2615-1 The North Star Anno 1989 · 26 cm

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07-2361-1 Christmas Tree, dbl. Anno 1978 · 27 cm

07-2360-1 Christmas Tree, dbl. Anno 1978 18 cm

07-2375-1 · Star, dbl. Anno 1978 · 18 cm

Hang or stand

07-2376-1 Star, dbl. Anno 1978 · 26 cm 07-2360-9 Christmas Tree, dbl. White/Silver Anno 1978 18 cm

07-2361-2 Christmas Tree, dbl. Anno 1978 · 27 cm

07-2361-9 Christmas Tree, dbl. · White/Silver Anno 1978 · 27 cm

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07-2360-2 Christmas Tree, dbl. · Anno 1978 18 cm


17-3109-1 Elf 2017 · 14 cm

Anno

1953

Anno

2017

07-2135-1 Elf Mobile 9 x 17 cm

Annual Season’s Design Beginning in 1953 Anni & Bent Knudsen started creating an annual season’s design. Livingly continues the tradition by creating a new design every year.

15-3079-1 Elf 2015 · 14 cm Anno

2015

16-3097-1 Elf 2016 · 14 cm Anno

2016

Anno

1993

08-3001-1 Circle Elf Boy 15 cm

Anno

2008

09-3005-1 Circle Elf Girl 14 cm

Anno

2009

07-2680-1 Clown Elf · 14 cm

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Bauhaus paper folding techniques In cooperation with Bauhaus Dessau Museum Shop Livingly has launched this series of cards inspired by paper construction courses from the 1920’s at Bauhaus School.

Cards 15x15 cm Envelopes 16x16 cm

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16-3091C-1 · Red

16-3091C-2 · Grey

16-3091C-3 · Blue

16-3091C-4 · Yellow

16-3091C-5 · Brown

16-3092C-1 · Red

16-3092C-2 · Grey

16-3092C-3 · Blue

16-3092C-4 · Yellow

16-3092C-5 · Brown

16-3093C-1 · Red

16-3093C-2 · Grey

16-3093C-3 · Blue

16-3093C-4 · Yellow

16-3093C-5 · Brown

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Christmas cards 11x11 cm Envelopes 12x12 cm

13-3024C-6 Dark blue greeting card with red ornament (ass.)

Christmas and hearty occasions In addition to the series these star and heart cards are designed for Christmas and other occasions. The heart card is also appropriate for Valentine’s Day or as greetings full of love.

13-3024C-2 Red greeting card with dark green ornament (ass.) 13-3024C-4 Dark green greeting card with sage green ornament (ass.)

17-3110C-1 · Red

17-3110C-2 · Grey

17-3110C-5 · Brown 13-3024C-5 Sage green greeting card with sunny green ornament (ass.)

17-3111C-1 · Red

17-3111C-2 · Grey

17-3111C-5 · Brown

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15-3061C-1

15-3063C-1

15-3065C-1

15-3067C-1

Mobile Card: Card with a mobile attached. The mobile is also a gift and can be detached and used elsewhere.

Mobile Cards 12,6 x 16,6 cm include: • Mobile • Card • Writing Sheet attached • Insert Sheet • Envelope

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07-1056C-2

07-1056C-1

07-2485C-1

07-1053C-1

07-1057C-1

07-2647C-1

07-2480MC-1

07-1136C-1

07-2439C-4

07-2439C-3

07-2674C-3, assorted

07-2674C-5, assorted

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07-1103C-1

07-1100C-1

07-1102C-1

07-1101C-1

07-1120C-1

07-1112C-1

07-1121C-1

07-1145C-1

07-1132C-1

07-1144C-1


07-2427C-1

14-3054C-1 · Elf 2014 in card 07-2607C-1

07-2608C-1

08-3001C-1

09-3005C-1

16-3097C-1 · Elf 2016 in card

15-3079C-1 · Elf 2015 in card 07-2680C-1

07-2794C-1

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References, short list Illums Bolighus, department stores - Denmark Design Museum Denmark ARoS Aarhus Art Museum - Denmark H.C. Andersen Museum - Denmark National Museum - Denmark Glyptoteket, Art Museum - Denmark Stilleben, design store - Denmark Tinga Tango, interior store - Denmark Museum of Modern Art, New York - USA Guggenheim, New York - USA National Gallery of Art - USA Christian Dior - France Le Bon Marché, department store - France Centre Pompidou - France Picasso Museum - France Fabriano Boutique, paper workshops - Italy Guggenheim, Venice - Italy Colombini CASA, interior stores - Italy Victoria & Albert Museum - UK SCP, interior stores - UK TATE Modern - UK Twentytwentyone, design store - UK Custom made greeting card Christian Dior 2013

Skandium, design store - UK John Lewis, department stores - UK Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle - Germany BAUHAUS Museum Dessau - Germany hecht einrichtungen - Germany Museum of Contemporary Art Australia - Australia Magnolia, interior store - Australia MoMA shop in Tokyo - Japan ACTUS, interior stores - Japan Fundacio Joan Miró - Spain Basilica Sagrada Familia - Spain Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Shop - Spain

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Maison Nordik · Paris 2014

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Mobile exhibition at the library at Kulturøen · Middelfart, 2016

Tate Modern, London 2012 Livingly stars as shop decoration

John Lewis, London 2013 Livingly designs used as shop decoration

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1924 Bent Knudsen is born

1926 Anni Knudsen is born 1938 Bent Knudsen (14 yrs) designs the milking cow “Maren Malkeko” 1945 Bent Knudsen completes his education as silversmith at COHR in Fredericia 1946 Bent Knudsen employed at Hans Hansen Silversmith in Kolding until 1956 (today: Georg Jensen) 1950 Anni and Bent Knudsen marry 1952 Mrs. Hansen at Hans Hansen encourages Bent Knudsen to renew the traditional Danish Christmas ornamentation

Anni & Bent Knudsen begin the production of Christmas ornaments

Bent Knudsen works part time at Hans Hansen and part time at home

Bent Knudsen is designing (both in paper and silver) while Anni Knudsen is selling the products with great success Supplier at the exclusive sales and export organization “Den Permanente” in Copenhagen Supplier at “Danish Handcraft Guild” (Håndarbejdets Fremme) Exhibiting at Charlottenborg (State Institution – Gallery of Contemporary Art)

1958 Assigned to deliver more than 2 tons of leather elephants and donkeys for the American Presidential Election in 1960. Repeated in 1964 and 1968. (The elephant being symbol of the Republicans, the donkey being symbol of the Democrats) 1959 Family Knudsen buys a big house with 20 rooms in Kolding, with a workshop in the basement. An air-raid shelter from World War 2 in the garden is opened as showroom

The product range reaches 189 designs

1962 45 full time home workers are employed, and 120 extra in busy seasons 1963 Bent Knudsen is assigned by the Danish Crown Princess Couple to create a set of jewelry as a gift for the Queen Sirikit of Thailand

2008 Livingly ApS is established with the sole vision of adding inspiring and original creative Danish artistry to the home.

1966 Opening of the new architect made workshop and storage building next to their home. 7.000 visitors within the first year!

Livingly buys Anni & Bent Knudsen’s papercraft and mobile activities and rents the old workshop and storage building in Kolding

1968 Exporting to 40 countries

Livingly relaunches a selection of classic designs named Anni & Bent Knudsen Collection™

1969 Anni & Bent Knudsen receive an award from the Danish Trade Council for their creation of and success with their version of the Guardsman Mobile from the Royal Danish Life Guards

2009 Easter exhibition at Koldinghus

Livingly moves all activities to Brenderup

1970 Bent Knudsen creates Viborg’s mayor’s chain

Christmas exhibition at Koldinghus

1971 Anni & Bent Knudsen participate in a workshop in Githa Nørby’s and Dario Campeotto’s design shop “Dinamarca” in Torino

2010 Relaunching Anni & Bent Knudsen Collection™ is a success. Products sell in Denmark, Asia, Europe and North America

1956 Bent Knudsen works full time with Anni Knudsen in the family company

Bent Knudsen is commissioned by the Danish Crown Princess Couple to create a silver toilet set as a wedding gift for HRH Princess Anne Marie

Special assignment from the department store “Gimble” in New York: A series of large Hans Christian Andersen figures for their Christmas theme “Danish Fairytales”

1972 Exporting to 75 countries 1974 July 10 The Royal Couple pays Anni & Bent Knudsen an official visit 1975 Exhibiting at The Danish Museum of Art & Design (Kunstindustrimuseet) 1987 March 26 Bent Knudsen recieves the design award “Faxe’s Designpris”

154 home workers are employed and 20 extra in busy seasons

1988 Anni & Bent Knudsen recieves the design award “European Gold Star for Quality” in Madrid by CIEMIP

2011 Livingly takes over the papercraft and mobile company EST Mobiles

John Lewis, UK, decorate all their shops with Livingly North Star and Fold-out-stars and more

2012 Livingly moves to a larger warehouse and office within Brenderup

Celebration of Anni & Bent Knudsen Collection’s 60 years anniversary

Livingly produces Christian Dior new year’s greeting cards

2013 John Lewis, UK, decorate all their shops with Livingly BOXofSTARS and more 2015 Louise Helmersen participates in Danish national TV show “Made in Denmark” on DR1. 2016 Livingly introduces its first collection of wooden mobiles.

1994 Danish Television makes a movie of the creation of this years Season’s design. Since then it is broadcasted every year in December

Cooperation with Bauhaus Museum Dessau about a collection of Bauhaus inspired cards.

Special exhibition at Kulturøen in Middelfart

1996 Exhibiting at Koldinghus (Royal castle from the 13th century and now a design museum) 1997 Bent Knudsen passes away. Sales and design activities are gradually put at rest

2018 The city of Kolding orders a series of special edition UFO Mobiles for their 750 years anniversary. Given to the Queen of Denmark as an official gift from Kolding at the celebration

Livingly introduces RectoVerso Poster - a series of paper art posters and room dividers

Louise Helmersen is assigned by Stelton to design FIGURA, a series of Christmas ornaments

Kolding City issues a series of Christmas stamps using old Anni & Bent Knudsen Christmas designs (Kolding-julemærket). Repeated in 2002 with a revised selection of designs

2002 Exhibiting at Koldinghus “50 years of paper art”

1964 Exhibiting at World Expo in New York with 10 products, i.e. the Guardsman Mobile and the UFO Mobile

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