Line Olesen founded MAKE nordic in 2017, the
project of her dreams:
“MAKE nordic is the project of my
dreams. I love interior design and beautiful furniture. The combination of
being my own boss and working with something I am passionate about is the
ultimate way of living the dream.”
“Being my own boss is the right thing for me.”
Line thinks that many women often
prioritize their families more than their dreams of being entrepreneurs or
business owners. How do you combine family life with being an entrepreneur?
Line found the way and she has managed to
combine the dream of running her own business and family life.
“It was the perfect timing to start my
own business when my two daughters were 12 and 15 years old. They are reasonably
independent. Therefore, I have been able to work more, and I have also been
working from home in the evenings.”
Line and her husband are working together
in MAKE nordic. They have 4 children. Work and leisure are often mixed, but
Line thinks this is a benefit since they combine work trips with holidays.
“We are running the business together, almost
5 years after founding MAKE nordic. We are so fortunate to be able to do this
“It is very important to me, that we create architect – designed furniture in high quality, certified materials, that have the lowest impact on our environment and without harmful chemicals. A large part of sustainability is also that the furniture is beautifully designed and lasts for many years to come.”
The idea of creating an online, sustainable business was obvious to Line. She has always been working with digital platforms and projects, so it was the right decision for her to create MAKE nordic.
To Line, the sustainable way was the right way to go.
“When I fell in love with furniture,it of course had to be sustainable.”
Line cares very much about sustainable and responsible design. Ecology, health, environment, and sustainability are Line’s core values, that naturally has become a part of MAKE nordic’s values, too. The right, certified materials and beautiful, timeless design are essential in creating a piece of furniture from MAKE nordic.
Line has always loved architect-designed
furniture and well-made, sustainable design. She is fond of interior and design, and she grew up in a creative environment.
Line tells us about a particular piece of furniture that is very special to her:
“An example is our dining table at home.
It was bought by my parents when I was born, and it is still a part of our home. It tells the stories from my childhood, my children’s first meal and many lovely experiences. That is the kind of furniture I strive to create in MAKE nordic and pass on to my customers, so that their interior dreams become a reality.”
MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION
What motivates Line in her everyday life is to see things grow, to develop and create results. She loves to be challenged, progress and to help others fulfilling their dreams.
“We have an orangery in our garden. It has become my personal space, where I can watch myvegetables and flowers grow.
A beautiful place where I can take a break from my busy schedule and enjoy the
calmness and the budding life.”
Line finds her inspiration everywhere. She thinks it is important to be open, to think creatively and convert the inputs to meaning. She is inspired by people and brands that are thinking
alternatively, quirky, new, and digitally.
“I am inspired by small business owners, big brands, friends, events, social media or news and posts that I read or stumble across by coincidence.”