Our art frames (download flyer (Swedish,new tab)) are crafted from raw substances of wood (below, left), such as pine, birch, oak, maple etc. The robust simple design is specifically chosen to match and accentuate the painting, according to your wishes. Any profile can be manufactured, as long as it is physically possible. Feel free to suggest your own profile. Just send us a simple drawing of the desired cross-section of the frame profile and we contact you. Otherwise we can suggest many alternatives.
Robust also means a durable construction. A frame may look like a simple construction, but we nevertheless give all details full attention. The corners are usually the weakest parts of a frame. Therefore we avoid staples which nowadays is a common method of framing. Stapled frames can easily break apart and provide minor support to a stretched painting. If unmounted painting is skew, it will so remain. Our frames are glued under pressure. Reinforcement is made by particular wooden joint techniques typically used in furniture, i.e. feathers in birch (below,right). We pay special attention to corner joints, and continuously add and test new designs.
A favorite is the ‘inverted’ frame (below, left), often combined with ‘diagonally oriented feathers’ (above, right). The frame is oriented ‘inversely’, i.e. like a painting mounted in an ordinary frame facing backward. The frame design is not our own and is quite common. However, we can offer any variation. For instance, the painting can be mounted flush with the frame, or higher/lower. The space width between painting and frame can be selected as you like, the outer edge can be perpendicular or slanted relative to the wall. The painting can also be ‘flying’ meaning that the separation from the frame extends a distance behind the painting (‘L’ shape). Another related popular type of inverted frame has the profile inverted compared to the common wide ornamented often used in the old days (below, right). This frame has a negatively slanted outer edge and is a sturdy construction. Viewed from different directions the frame width appears different, which gives a dynamic impression. The construction makes the painting protrude from the wall.
One glass frame (below) was originally designed for water color paintings. It makes the painting fly, as it is suspended by the pressure from two opposing pieces of glass. The parallel glasses are in turn kept in position by a wooden foot frame. As you prefer, it is easy to switch painting. In the autumn, even maple leaves can be put it (below, right). Placed in a window it glows in the sunlight, when the autumn slowly transforms to winter.
It is also possible to add a trace or ‘signature’ along a limited portion of the frame.
Various colors of the frame can be chosen. Today, the ‘chabby-chick’ style is popular. A paint made from chalk combined with bee-wax is then a good option. The surface is very matte and the saturation is strongly tunable, thereby making it possible to show the graining of the wood.