Epaulette is a change frame or mirror where the focus is on the corners.

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

Looking for larger quantities or to use this product in a project? Ask for a free quotation here. On our download page, you can find 3d models, high-res images, and other product information.


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

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The Epaulette frames were 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 collaborate on a project for this purpose, 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 inserted into the corners as épaulettes and enhance the expression of the frame in a subtle but distinctive 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 talking. Ida and Caroline were open to a collaboration so back in the Netherlands we started looking for the suitable partners to produce a small series.

We introduced a brass version in addition to copper corner pieces and made sure the frames became available in many different sizes.

We devised a convenient hanging system that allows the frame to always hang straight. We also experimented with different colors of linseed oil to make the frames in black, green, red and blue.

Tip: Upon request, the frames can be colored with pigmented linseed oil in dark green, blue, bordeaux & black.

Arjan & Anieke


The Epaulette frames are produced locally in the Netherlands. The product is then assembled in Vij5 's workshop 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

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

Brass & copper corners

Produced locally 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 are easy to remove with HG copper shine polish(www.HG.eu).

Do remove the corner pieces from the wooden parts before cleaning them.


Would you like to see this product in real life ?

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

In need of larger numbers or application in a project?

Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.

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Vij5 webshop

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


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You can visit our studio and workshop to see, feel, and experience our products in person! We operate from a distinctive industrial building on the Hallenweg in Eindhoven. Most of our products are on display here, but currently, the showroom is being used for another major project. So, please get in touch and let us know what you'd like to see, and we'll make it work!

You can make an appointment for this by mail or phone.

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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.