Fred Anderson is the owner of Vintage flamingo, the wooden sunglasses range sold on Blue Rapture.
Vintage Flamingo is a family brand were blood is thicker then wine. Two miscalculated swedish brothers doing there thing to get a ticket to Indo once a year.
The brother created Vintage Flamingo to share their love for the different, the happy and always changing life.
A living dream of shaping details designed by man and nature side by side. Its simple – the bird is the word!
Nickname: Fred “Goodtimefred” Andersson
My mum and dad gave me life in Stockholm.
It’s a drive to create, shape things the way I want them in a way that is healthy for our planet. The passion comes from life and all the things we have around us, earth is a great place. As a surfer you´re blessed with beautiful settings and experiences, this together with the fine birds you meet along the way just makes it a right path to choose.
Wow, well I remember dad has his music and a genius way of seeing the small things in life and I could see his happiness and soul in it. I think that gave me a strive to search of finding something that I could get lost in. So yeah I think it began when I realized that creating took me away from everything else that was happening with girls, school, society and stuff. It’s like a peaceful place where you can do whatever you want…
Just by being and doing things I love. Making some good and some bad decisions but always coming back to what makes me feel happy.
Hmm… I don’t know. I guess you could say that I´m honest in my work and don´t leave the fun out. I like goodtimes and I hope people can see the positive vibe in my work.
There has been many during the years like Newsoul Skateboards but my heart and soul is with Vintage Flamingo that I share with my kid brother. Such a great time doing it together, making it a possibility supporting our family’s in the future.
It depends on the project but I use everything from a saw to a computer. Greatest satisfactory is creating something “real” but I would say a camera, mac and pencils are very good amigos of mine.
Fave Surfer: Rob Machado, Kalani Rob
Fave Surf Spot: Madiha
Life idol: Dad
Fave thing to do to relax: surf