the jewellery designers
We are Ellen Philippen and Lotte Porrio, the Oogst (Harvest) goldsmiths. In our boutique, in the heart of Amsterdam, we design & create stylish jewellery and one-of-a-kind custom pieces.
In April 2008 we founded Oogst. Back then we were only a small studio, where we put all our tools, savings and ideas together for our common goal: a boutique filled with our own designs. In the fall of 2008 we showed our very first jewellery collection, in an orchard. After searching for years we found the ideal spot and the colourful Oogst boutique opened in 2011, in the heart of the Jordaan area in Amsterdam. From there we grew into a team.
What remains the same is our two distinct design styles. The graphic pieces Lotte creates and the organic pieces Ellen designs, together we are Oogst!
P.S. This story starts in 1994 when we became classmates at the Vakschool Schoonhoven, thé institute for goldsmithing in The Netherlands. Before founding Oogst we both worked in different studios in The Netherlands and Belgium to train our skills.
Now we both have 25 years of experience in our craft. And we are proud to have celebrated our 12,5 year work anniversary in 2020, and the shop’s 10th birthday in the Spring of 2021.
the Oogst team
Nathalie Bogers has been working with us at the goldsmith bench since end of 2014. With enthusiasm she executes custom pieces, wedding rings and engagement rings. We are very happy to have her be a part of our team. Technically strong, stress free, a fun personality and she folds the most beautiful origami for our shop window. She also went to the Vakschool, started in 1997, which means she has 20+ years experience in our beautiful craft.
All of us will be happy to advise you during your appointment, to find the most beautiful Oogst jewel for you.
The three of us will make sure all the Oogst jewellery will be created with care, love and attention to details. So you will enjoy wearing them always.
modern classics since 2008
Our yearly harvest – Oogst – is a series created around a special source of inspiration. We love to take the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, a Collection of Curiosities or the authentic Japanese treasures from the SieboldHuis and transform them into a new Oogst collection. And as our inspiration never stops flowing, new additions will keep popping up in the boutique throughout the year. The graphic signature of Lotte’s work and the organic creations made by Ellen; together we are Oogst.
You can read more details about all our design sources of inspiration since 2008 at collections.
elegant with a vintage feel
We combine natural shapes and graphic lines with different gemstones and refined hand-engravings. We also love to experiment with old techniques and modern practices; that’s how we create a playful interaction of shape, colour and material in our jewellery.
One of our favourite specialties is transforming cherished heirlooms into modern classics to fit your style and personality, and to create unique push presents (birth jewellery) to celebrate the latest addition to the family. Every Oogst detail is handmade with love.
a tribute to our fascinations
The inspiration for our Oogst collections is everything that grows and blossoms.
But it does not end there; every surprising little detail we discover in our surroundings might end up in our jewellery.
arts and craftmanship
In our beautiful spot at the Tweede Tuindwarsstraat in Amsterdam, we combine our studio with a boutique. We enjoy showcasing our work and craftsmanship at the exact place where our jewellery meets their new owners. Custom made jewellery is our speciality; we love to create a personal design and make your own Oogst piece in our studio by hand. We work with recycled gold and conflict free diamonds. You are also very welcome to bring your own gold or precious stones to the studio for us to work with.
Are you looking for a goldsmith in Amsterdam that creates extraordinary handmade jewellery? We are happy to have you over at the boutique to advice you about your new Oogst piece or to discuss your wishes for your own custom Oogst design.