Epaulette is an interchangeable frame or mirror where the focus is on the corners.

The construction consists of oak components held together by L-shaped corner profiles in copper or brass. The frame can be hung both horizontally and vertically, from a screw or nail in the wall, through the recesses in the back plate.


The Epaulette frames are available in several sizes, both with copper and brass corners and the wood can also be colored to order. In addition, the frames are available as picture frames, but also with mirror glass.

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The Epaulette frames are designed by Norwegian designers Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi. Ida and Caroline were invited to participate in a Norwegian exhibition 'Tingenes Tilstand' and decided to work together on a project, resulting in the Epaulette frames.

Epaulette' is the French word for 'shoulder piece', which can be used as decoration or to indicate the rank of a uniform. The L-shaped corner profiles of the frames are slid into the corners like épaulettes and enhance the expression of the frame in a subtle but characteristic way.

Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi

"The corners of a frame define the silhouette and can therefore be seen as the 'shoulders' of an image".

Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi


Epaulette has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2016.

We first discovered these beautiful picture frames at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Sweden where Ida and Caroline introduced their Epaulette frames to the public. We immediately fell in love with the design and got to talking. Ida and Caroline were open to working together so back in the Netherlands we went looking for suitable partners for the production of a small series.

In addition to brass corner pieces, we also introduced a brass version and ensured that the frames became available in many different sizes.

We came up with a handy hanging system so that the list always hangs straight. We also experimented with different colours of linseed oil to make the frames in black, green, red and blue.

Tip: on request, the frames can be coloured with pigmented linseed oil in dark green, blue, burgundy & black.

Arjan & Anieke


The Epaulette frames are produced locally in the Netherlands. The product is then assembled in the workshop of Vij5 by inserting a plexiglass plate or glass mirror.

In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.



Oak frame

wood 2 t

PEFC certified oak from France
Processed by our wood producer in Kelpen-Oler (NL)

Brass & copper corners

Locally produced in Hapert (NL)


Standard frames:
A5, A4, A3 and 50×70

Some pieces in:
A0, A2 and 60×80

Different dimensions on request.

Photo frame or mirror

Available as a photo frame with plexiglass or with mirror glass (maximum A3)

In Vij5 collection since 2016

The corner pieces of the Epaulette frames are made of pure copper or brass. These materials naturally oxidize. As a result, the material darkens over time and fingerprints can cause oxidation stains. However, the stains can easily be removed with HG copper polish (www.HG.eu).

Remove the corner pieces from the wooden parts before cleaning them.


Would you like to see the Epaulette by Caroline Olsson & Ida Noemi for real?

Come to our showroom in Eindhoven or visit one of our ambassadors or other sales points.

Larger numbers or application in a project?

Please contact Arjan and request a quotationhere.

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Vij5 webshop

All Vij5 products can of course also be ordered directly from our own webshop :

You can visit our showroom and workshop to see, feel and experience our products in real life! We work from a characteristic warehouse on the Hallenweg in Eindhoven. Here you can see and buy all Vij5 products and we are happy to provide you with personal advice.

Vij5 Showroom open by appointment: Our showroom contains many new items, colours and stories from DDW onwards. In connection with Corona, we are only open by appointment for press & interior design professionals. As a consumer you can also make an appointment if you are interested in a specific product.

You can make an appointment for this in our online agenda.

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A Vij5 Ambassador is, just like us, a big fan of the Vij5 collection. It is not just a point of sale, but a shop that knows just a little bit more about our products. There is always someone present as a point of contact who can tell you everything about the Vij5 collection!

Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.

Points of sale

Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.