Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen (49) grew up in the North of Norway and began making one-of-a-kind jewelry whilst living in India in 2004. With a background from the arts, she has always drifted towards new corners of the world to search for inspiration.
She was introduced to the traditional craftsmanship and ancient jewelry traditions which inspired her to start her own line of jewelry. Her first collection was launched at Liberty in London. Today her brand, BJØRG, is carried by high-end jewelers, fashion boutiques and galleries around the world.
Her collections are in themselves a journey. Her jewelry is a playful quest of paradise lost to be recollected. Multicolored feathers, bright blue horsehair and fluorescent opals, the beauty and fragility of a butterfly wing forever captured and kept in a small handmade glass dome, all reminiscences of that imaginary Garden of Eden.
Bjørg’s jewelry has been worn by artists such as David Bowie, Madonna, Rihanna, Robyn, J and Röyksopp. Editorial coverage includes Vogue, OD, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Another Magazine, Hunger, WAD, Marie Claire, L’officiel, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others. Over the past years Bjørg has collaborated with Veronika B Vallenes, Uncommon Creatures, Aminika Wilmont, Kabiri London and Oki-ni.
Top Secret Project With Davie Bowie
It was in fact Davie Bowie’s stylist, who contacted Bjørg by mail, asking if she would send some pieces of jewelry to him. The subject line was “Top Secret Project With Davie Bowie”.
In Bowie’s music video “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”the Norwegian super model Iselin Steiro is actually wearing Bjørg Jewellery.
Bjorg Jewellery plays between dreams and reality, mystique and poetry, surrealism and industrial approaches. Their art works combine fragile and organic structures with an aesthetic influenced by futurism and geometry. All pieces are handmade with natural material. The Classic collection has its foundation in silver, diamonds and precious stones whilst the Odyssey collection represents new directions through its foundation in bronze.
Nomadic Designer from Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg