Reviews from fans of Hotchkiss Mobiles...
Dear Joel, I've purchased many Hotchkiss Lumens and Tri-Lumens over the course of my life - for family and friends and (of course) myself. I have some vacation time coming up. to whatever degree you'd ever allow my wife and myself to visit your studio (however briefly), we'd be forever in your debt. your work transforms and transfixes everyone who sees it.
THANK YOU for your contribution to our lives !!
T.F. -San Francisco
Hi Joel - I stopped by your store just before Christmas to buy Richard a mobile. I wanted to let you know that he really loves it! Its on his desk at work and everyone stops by now to see it. Thanks for your help in choosing the one he wanted. Best to you and Sandra in this new year.
See you again soon, Nadia -Rhode Island.
My beloved "Lumen" mobile (purchased in 2004) has occupied a special place in my old office and now my new office. I practiced as a clinical psychologist where I treated patients of all ages. Regardless of age, everyone has enjoyed this beautiful "floating sculpture" artwork hanging from the ceiling. 12/29/17
Thanks and best wishes,
Brenda L. - Michigan
Wonderful! I am so excited about this gift and look forward to purchasing other mobiles in the future. I have always loved mobiles and your work is beautiful!
Best regards -
Kathy K.- Oregon
I received the mobiles on Friday just in time for my daughters birthday. We love them beautifully designed and executed. Thanks very much!
Just wanted to let you know that the Dragonfly arrived on Friday and in perfect shape. The UPS driver commented on the excellent and extensive packaging job. I have it placed and really enjoy watching its subtle movement. I am sure it will be a conversation piece once people see it.
Thanks for all your good work.
Good Afternoon Joel,
My boss wanted me to email you and to let you know he is very satisfied with his mobile. He said his office is now perfect.
Thank you very much,
Margaret G - Columbia University - NYC
Hello, I wanted to share a photo of your fabulous mobile I bought a few weeks ago to give to my husband for Father's Day. We have the perfect spot for it and we all love it. It really is spectacular. Thank you for creating such a wonderful piece of art!
Thanks for making my wifes Christmas morning, a smashing success. She had purchased a mobile from you in 1996 (she thinks) while visiting your studio. Through the years the Florida has taken a toll on it, so sadly and with heavy heart she discarded it. If you could have seen her eyes light up this morning!
..Thanks again Terry- Florida
It arrived Christmas Eve at about 5 o'clock thank you so much we're about ready to put it up I'll send you a picture of it!!!
Kipp T. -California
I purchased one of your Lumen mobiles from the MOMA store in San Francisco and it is now hanging in my conservatory here in England. I am so pleased with ii - it looks stunning. Such a fabulous design. Thank you
-Ira M., Great Britain
Thank you for the mobile. It arrived in perfect condition. I truly appreciate your supreme customer service. On a side note: The mobile colors, the movement, the shapes, and the joy that my family gets from your artwork in our home is immeasurable.
Thank you again,
I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying our Alumena. We finally got it hung last week since we were back and forth to CA for 2 funerals.
We put it in our bedroom and just lay on the bed watching it trying to relax.
The colors of blue and purple are so pretty together.
Thanks again for a great find and we are glad to have found your store.
-Take care, Kitty B.
Hi Joel, this is just to let you know Liz and I received your mobile recently. It arrived well and we quite enjoyed unpacking it! We will hang it as soon as out house painting project is done. It was very nice to meet you in early August and tour your workshop. Hope to see you again soon,
"Got our mobile yesterday, wanted to say how pleased we are to have such wonderful piece of art hanging in our home. Thank you."
Joel: "We received the mobile yesterday and immediately hung it.
It looks amazing in the space in our new home! Just wanted to say thanks for sharing the results of your talent with us."
"Third mobile in about 20 years! Thanks for your great designs." -Damon B.
"Thanks for your excellent customer service! I appreciate it! It is a pleasure working with you."- Jay G.
Your "Lumen Vertical" I bought in Santa Barbara was the most wonderful "art object" from the US. It's hanging over my bed now and I love it so much. Andrea - Germany
I was in a hospital this past week having a test in a MRI type of machine and one of your Lumen mobiles was hanging from the ceiling to calm and distract the patients. I thought it was just beautiful and got your name from the technician. my daughter/son-in-law are having a baby in October and I thought it would make a beautiful mobile for over the baby's crib.
Thank you, Cory P.
You created a huge silver and black mobile for our home about 4 years ago. People's mouths fall open when they see it. It hangs from our 3rd story ceiling in our atrium filled with light. Even from the 3 rd floor, parallel to the mobile, it's beauty and interest is not diminished. Lovely joyful and gracious all at once. You're a true gift to creativity.
Virginia M. - Philadelphia, PA
Received my mobile today. IT IS FABULOUS! Thanks for the extra colors I ordered, looks perfect with the big one of yours I already have have.
Thanks again,will send u a pic from my cell tomorrow.
David A. F. - Las Vegas
Hello Sandra and Joel,
I just received the feather Aluminum mobile, I can't tell you how happy I am, thank you!
Riccardo - Amsterdam The Netherlands
Dear Joel and Sandra,
I wanted to let you know we received our "Airdance"! No problem with the delivery. We love your work! We're planning on placing it in our backyard tomorrow
we're very excited! Thanks again, Nancy -Rehoboth Beach, DE
"Thank you sir! i love your work! i was in a boutique in Cocoa last week where my wife was shopping and impressed the heck out of the owner when i commented on their mobiles
..they look like Hotchkiss
.why yes! they are! how did you know?. i told her about our silk one which she had never seen. thank you for sharing your gift!
"Just needed to let you know that Pete hung the mobile yesterday and it is amazing. You are invited to come and see it anytime you are in the Woodstock area. I jumped up and down like a little girl when I came home last night and saw it." (Grand Wingspan-Larger Mobiles)
Thank you for restoring our beloved mobile to its original glory.
Thank you for returning a sense of peace & sanity to our humble living room.
My wife Susan & I are happy once again.
Keep up the good work."
We are excited to be able to hang one of your pieces in our home. -Don M.
Dear Joel... "I am so excited about my parents getting this for me this year. I saw my first Hotchkiss mobile at SFMOMA about 30 years ago and fell in love with their lyrical qualities it is like seeing music. Not too many years ago, I entered a home at Sea Ranch on the Sonoma County Coast and walked into another Hotchkiss mobile. It was brilliant, hanging in the high ceilinged great room in front of a 180 degree view of the sea. My mom just gifted me the airdance and it is amazing in its fluidity as each element gently spins gracefully in the garden breeze. A beautiful addition to my garden! Thank you artmobiles.com for continuing to produce your magic! I'm so glad you continue to work!!!"
Nancy - Santa Rosa, CA
Shipping Options Rating:Excellent
Ease of Purchase Rating:Excellent
Customer Service Rating:Excellent
if you look back over your records, I'm sure you'll realize how much my husband and I enjoy and love your work. We have three lumens in our living room, one in our bedroom, "Calypso" in small bedroom, "feather copper" in diningroom, and "feather green" in our little camp, as well as "Fresco Sunrise" in our kitchen. Plus a Black and White Lumen given as a wedding gift last year.
"Joel ... we bought your color wheel spinner and have it on our lanai in FLORIDA. Thanks we SO enjoy your ART."
"I've been searching for the perfect mobile for a long time, and I think these are the most thought out well executed mobiles out there. When I got mine, which was within a few short days of ordering, I was so pleased. They are beautiful, well made, works of art. As soon as I hung it up, the lazy, peaceful movements created a relaxing serenity in the room. Ahhhh... Thank you for sharing your wonderful craft and talent.
"I've never owned a work of art that has brought me so much joy day after day. I adore it. I'm your biggest fan. Thanks so much!"
-Barbara, Arroyo Grande, CA
"We have 5 of your mobiles and they are a constant delight."
-Santa Barbara, CA
Mobile finally up- AMAZING!!!!!
And when the a/c kicks on- spectacular!!!!
Many, many thanks!
I received my Lumen Tropical mobile yesterday and I wanted to tell you that I love it!! It hangs from the roof of an indoor atrium and provides a nice pop of color to the room. Thanks so much."
"Thanks, we found our mobile on your site, it was 'Cirrus'. We received it as a gift in 1989. It has been a fixture in our home and we are pleased as punch to have it hanging up again..." Bob F.
"16 years ago I bought one of your "color wheel" mobiles at a small gallery in Sarasota. It was installed outside and delighted me every time I watched it dance."
-MARY R. Sarasota, FL
"The Peace Dove is beautiful! We have it hanging over our soaking tub and it is as peaceful a space as can be imagined! Thank you for the joy, beauty, and life it brings into our home!"
-DIANNA North Carolina
"My Air Dance has given me much enjoyment for almost 10 years now. As I told you briefly over the phone, I have given Air Dance to 2 of my 3 siblings. And I am considering purchasing one for my other brother. I hope to contact you in the near future about it, if I decide to go forward."
Des Moines, Iowa
My wife and I just bought your Tri Lumen Motif mobile . . . It is just perfect! Thank you for creating such a beautiful work of art."
"We want you to know that we get soooo much enjoyment from your mobile."
"The mobiles are wonderful, the Chaperone is at the back of the yard, looking marvelous and the Color Wheel spinning around on the deck."
"I just received my Lumen Mobile for my birthday and I LOVE it! I am a massage therapist and I think my clientele will love looking at it because it is so cool and relaxing."
"Oh My God! The mobile is incredible...it filled the space perfectly.The colors are just what our livingroom needed...thanks so much, we will enjoy it forever.
"Just a quick note to let you know that the mobile looks terrific...we love it and so does everyone that sees it."
- Gerry and Marsha H.
"...today I hung one of your colorful fabric mobiles above the crib of my soon to be born son. It looks great. We bought your Lumen mobile at the Guggenheim and it is just what we needed...thank you"
- Eric G.
"Dear Hotchkisses, I purchased your Tri-Lumen and love it. It hangs in a great home. It is seen from 3 stories below and 1 above and is in front of 30' of glass overlooking San Francisco Bay."
-Joe W. SF,CA
"My wife and I bought a mobile for our child and it is a work of art. Absolutely beautiful."
- Chris H.
"Joel . . . your feather mobile was our Christmas present to each other and we love it so much."
. . . this mobile is one of my favorite possessions in the world. Truly nothing calms me as instantly or soothingly . . ."
"Joel... just wanted to drop you a line and say that we still love our Cirrus Mobile as much as we did when we first bought it. Thanks again for a wonderful piece."
- Jonathan S.
"I'm writing to tell you how pleased I am to have your mobile Feather Copper. I bought it at the Guggenheom on a recent trip to NYC. This is a lovely, lovely piece!"
-Claudette S. LA,CA
"We just bought your Tri-Lumen mobile at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and now have 2 hanging in our summer house here in Nantucket. Nice work."
"Just received the Heron Sculpture. Thanks for your quick response. Our Heron is quite happy moving in the gentle breeze off our patio and we are very pleased with our purchase. We plan to enjoy your creative work for a long time.
Wishing you much success."
-Lorene F. (from Wisconsin)