We are Nat Wheeler and Kristy Sadlier – the friends behind norsu interiors!
After meeting in 2011 at our local Mother’s Group, we not only shared the experience of becoming new mums, but we soon discovered a mutual admiration with Scandinavian design. After obsessing over too many Scandi blogs and interior mags (Instagram was barely known back then!), one common theme kept emerging – the lack of access we had to purchase these beautiful products in Australia.
It was not long before we decided to set up our own online store, and norsu.com.au was launched in September 2013. Norsu (Finnish for elephant) began by specialising in mostly emerging designers from the Nordic region, and we were thrilled to see that so many of you also embrace the designs we loved so much!
In October 2014, we were extremely lucky to open our first bricks and mortar retail store in East Malvern, Victoria, and absolutely love meeting so many of our beautiful customers from all over the world in our little store every day.
Our range of prints continued to seriously rise, so much so that we expanded our little shop to include a purpose built gallery space dedicated to Scandinavian art. The norsu artLAB opened in October 2015, and is the first of its kind within Australia.
We are so unbelievably proud to share the artLAB concept and bring you prints from the most talented international artists. Our mission is to provide you with access to a wide variety of unique and exclusive affordable art prints, so that you can create beautiful gallery walls for your own home.
Last year in 2016, we opened our second boutique in Hawthorn, Victoria. Providing more space, this allowed us to expand our range to include furniture. With a second storey, we designed a norsu style suite - a space dedicated to seeing norsu products in situ.
When not wearing our norsu hats, we love nothing more than spending precious time with our families and little people Annabel and Lachy (both 5), who also happen to be self-confessed 'best friends', and Nat’s darling little Harvey (2)!
We always have room for more friends and would love to hear from you. Please fee free to say hello at email@example.com, or on 03 9886 0457.
Nat & Kristy xx