Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi together with Vij5
"Caroline Olsson & Ida Noemi both are from Norway and have their individual design studios in Oslo.
We stumbled upon these beautiful picture frames for the first time at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Sweden, where Ida & Caroline showed them to the public for the first time. We immediately feel in love with the design, what about you?
For the 'Black Editions' we merged the frames with a beautiful linseed oil from Denmark, which can be combined with natural pigments. In this way, you can colour wooden products in a really nice and natural way. We did some tests on different products in our collection and were specifically happy with the results in black."
- Arjan & Anieke
Epaulette is a frame system with a focus on the corners. The oak wood sides of the frame are held together by L-shaped corner profiles in copper or brass, liberating the frame from any screws. The profiles are slid on to the corners as épaulettes and enhance the expression of the frame in a subtle, but characteristic way. The corners of a frame is what defines its silhouette and could be looked upon as the shoulders of a picture.
‘Epaulette’ is the French word for a ‘shoulder piece’, which can be used as decoration or to show the rank of a uniform.
design by Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi
in collection since 2016
material solid PEFC certified Oakwood with coloured linseed oil
(also possible in blank wood)
copper/brass corner pieces
production by our local woodworker in the Netherlands
Finished, checked & packed in the Vij5 workshop in Eindhoven
dimensions available in size A5, A4, A3 and 50x70 cm
note: all frames can hang both horizontal as vertical due to the cutouts in the back plate!
How to open and close the frame: Before you start, make sure the frame lays on a flat, clean surface. Carefully lift the corner pieces and detach them from the wooden parts. Add your favourite artwork and gently push the corner pieces back in the wooden parts with your fingers.
How to hang the frame: The frame can be attached to the wall in two directions using the cut-outs in the wood on the back of the frame. The head of a screw should fit in easily and you will be able to hang the frame straight.
Maintenance of the brass/copper: The corner pieces of the Epaulette frames are made of pure copper or brass. By nature, these materials oxidise easily. Therefore the material will get darker over time and fingerprints can result in oxidation stains. The stains can easily be removed with HG copper shine polish (www.HG.eu). Please remove the corner pieces from the wooden parts before cleaning.