Dreams of Norway consists of designer duo Nina Einarsen and Iselin Strømsvåg. Together they create unique jewelry in materials such as silver, stone, swarovskicrystals, feathers, wood, horn, and leather. Each necklace is handmade so no two are alike. Dreams of Norway balance their design between the rough and the fine, the masculine and the feminine, the soft and hard, inspired by the contrast filled and varied Norwegian nature.
"We are first and foremost inspired by the norwegian nature, which is full of contrast- the woods, the mountais, the fjords, the beaches, and the fields. It is wild, and calming at the same time, an endless source of inspiration, and always a little bit mysterious... Often we create a collection in a special invironment, like in a cabin in the mountains, or by the sea in south of Norway. Or we may travel in other parts of the world, but we always have the norwegian backdrop "with us". We are very influenced by the environment that we are working in at that moment.
Also, we inspire each other a great deal. We are two very different individuals, but at the same time we have so much in common, and consider ourselves *sisters of the soul*. This way we have a very dynamic design-process, where we go back an forth until we reach the best of both of our worlds."
Iselin was born in Kristiansand, Norway in 1981. She studied social anthropology in Throndheim, where she and Nina met, and later moved to Oslo to study clothing design at ESMOD. Designer, customer-, and press-contact at Dreams of Norway.
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Nina was born in Melhus, Norway in 1968. She's studied interior design, and has been working within product design, and visual arts, among other things. She now studies art therapy part time in Denmark. Designer at Dreams of Norway.
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