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inspiration she needed to start planning her jewellery design label. Eighteen months later, her unstoppable creativity and drive have manifested themselves as Farmhousedesign – a jewellery design company that delivers to over 70 dealers in Norway and a handful of stores in Sweden and Germany, and runs its own online shop. This summer, Øhrling will be launching her very own boutique – LOVE – in Oslo. Childhood treasures Øhrling’s childhood was filled with vibrant stories from the seven seas and the beautiful objects these men brought home to their wives from exotic-sounding places like Bombay, Rio de Janiero, Cape Town and Sydney. “The women who stayed at home were independent and strong; many of them had their own shops. My background gave me a sturdy foundation for believing that anything is possible,” Øhrling says. “I grew up during the ’70s in a small town near the coast, not far from Oslo. My grandmother owned a treasure chest in her bedroom. It was a big jewellery box full of rings and earrings in colourful stones, enamel and pearl necklaces. The box was covered with mint green silk on the outside and had a little ballerina on the inside that twirled around to the sound of Für Elise,” Øhrling recalls. “I used to love dressing up in her silk dresses and high-heeled Mary Janes.”
With fond memories of rooting through her grandmother’s old treasure chest and skills within everything from architecture to fine art, Lise Camilla Øhrling left her job to pursue jewellery making.
From fauna to finery Inspired by Norwegian nature, oriental colours and antique craftsmanship, each piece of designer Lise Camilla Øhrling’s jewellery tells a unique story. By Maya Acharya | Photos: Farmhousedesign
Lise Camilla Øhrling already had grownup children of her own when she decided to quit her job at an architectural firm in Oslo to pursue jewellery making. Together
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with her husband and her dog, she moved to her family’s small farm near Lillehammer. Here, surrounded by mountains and dense forests she found the peace and
These fond memories of rooting through treasure chests filled with precious stones give an apt backdrop for what was to become Øhrling’s passion for design, aesthetics and adornment. Øhrling would later study graphic design, digital art and fine art before uncovering her talents for jewellery making. Design from the heart Øhrling says that her jewellery is designed from the heart. She is not too concerned about fashion or trends, but this has not dented her success. If anything, it seems that her markedly delicate style has helped to place Farmhousedesign firmly on the map of innovative Norwe-
Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Lars Mikkelsen.