Who Is Embla?

Owner Michelle Madsen draws inspiration from her Danish and Finnish heritage. Michelle’s Finnish grandmother, Helen, instilled in Michelle a keen sense of style and a love of functional design executed in quality materials and craftsmanship.

In Norse mythology, Embla is the first woman, created by the gods Odin, Vili and Ve alongside the first man, Ask, from trees. The gods bestowed the breath of life, intelligence and the corporeal body. In its modern form, Embla symbolizes a brave and busy woman. Michelle is certainly that!

Embla’s tree logo symbolizes the feminine strength and creative force behind Michelle’s vision of design which celebrates her Nordic heritage