Louise Strøe

I grew up in Denmark surrounded by art and classic design. Design with respect for the materials and pride in function and detail. As a young girl, I started painting, creating, and collecting jewelry.

After graduating from high school I traveled around Europe and found great joy in scavenging flea markets in France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, there I would find artisan and tribal jewelry from all over the world. I attended the The School of Design, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where I studied Spatial Design. Later I continued to experiment and explore further painting and design.

A few years after having my two daughters, my husband, kids and I moved to the San Francisco area where we found a life of creativity, ideas and innovation. The natural beauty and spiritual roots of the San Francisco Bay Area have been a constant inspiration to my work and in 2005 I launched my first one of a kind jewelry collection at a private show. The excitement of the pieces others shared with me encouraged me to continue and in 2011 my husband and I founded Peace à Porter - one of a kind jewelry inspired by the world. Through Peace à Porter, I have found a way to materialize my dream of combining my interest in creating jewelry with my desire to support individuals and organizations which work to promote peace and human rights.