Robot parts are quite extra-ordinary objects and when displayed need extra-ordinary frames.
Framing for Automata Technologies launch of their 'Eva' robotic arm included displaying it's anatomy of metal gearboxes and robotic circuit boards. Each object was to be mounted within 5 frames as a scientific collection.
The frames needed to be extra deep with bespoke attachments to float mount the gear boxes. We kept them all the same depth for uniformity using wooden box frames and double extensions, along with a Matt Black Spray Painted hand finish for a contemporary ultra-smooth effect.
Grey cotton core mounts with grey spacers gave the frames a smart, elegant interior letting the colours of the circuit boards shine like jewels. With acrylic glazing for ease of transportation, the display will travel to robotic fairs and scientific demonstrations.
'Eva' the robotic arm has been developed by Automata Technologies as an affordable robot, helpful in automating small manufacturing businesses and other workplace set-ups.
Contact Fine Artisan Frame Makers for any of your custom-made robot or not framing requirements.
To frame this unique screenprint in three colours on paper, titled 'Icicles' 2017 by site-responsive contemporary artist Fiona Grady we picked something equally mint.
We chose a blue grey 'Flint' frame, which is one of a new unfinished real wood veneer-wrapped aluminium range, providing a deep profile with a narrow edge and the strength from a metal frame. Visit us to see the range which includes Ash, Maple, Oak, Walnut and Slate. The natural grain of wood along with the sharp edges worked effectively with the geometric shapes and nature of the artwork.
As it is an original unique screenprint which we wanted to protect as well as it to look cool, we mounted it floating in an extra-thick cotton-core mount with Anti-Reflective UV-Filtered Museum Glass. Read more about our Conservation Framing for valuable artworks.
For more about Fiona Grady visit at her website www.fionagrady.co.uk and to buy her work - Look Up print who are selling an edition version similar to this screenprint https://www.lookupprints.com/collections/fiona-grady/products/shards
Contact us or visit our client space Tuesday to Saturdays 9am to 5pm for your framing requirements.
An estimated 40,000 runners will take part in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April, the 38th London Marathon event. Completing over 26 miles around the River Thames is a great achievement for the runners, as well as raising money for charities. Good Luck to all taking part! If you want to display your vest and medal we can frame them.
Framing a sports vest and medal doesn't have to be a huge challenge, at Fine Artisan we can offer simple, affordable solutions. The result is that you can display your London Marathon memorabilia with pride.
We provide a wide range of frames with quality pre-finishes and hand finishes created in our workshop. From contemporary solid oak frames with flat painted edges, stained and painted woods in any colour, matt or gloss white and black frames and textured gold, silver and more traditional mouldings, we can help you decide on the most appropriate frame and mounts to frame your sports vests and medals.
We recently framed a 2017 London Marathon vest with medals in a simple Matt Black deep frame. We also offer Anti-Reflective glass or UV-Filtered to protect objects from fading over time. Our client wanted to include a collection of photographs, we then mounted around the vest. You could include brochures, tickets and any other memorabilia associated with sports and other events. Contact us to discuss your individual framing requirements.
This colourful mosaic reinterpretation of Lichtenstein's painting 'Girl with Hair Ribbon' required an equally bright frame.
Our clients wanted a gold frame so we offered a wide range to choose from. However, many appeared too dull next to the vibrant colours.
A simple, wide frame was chosen with a bright gold foil finish, which matched tonally against the strong mosaic colours.
The gold frame set a striking addition and new dimension to a well-known Pop Art image.
This mosaic is an example of artworks which can be commissioned from the mosaic artists or there are other mosaics available. More details available on request.
Lots of different things can be framed. Here are some ideas of the kinds of 3-D objects you could put into a frame. All can be framed at Fine Artisan with removable fixings to allow the objects to be removed.
1. Childhood Toys
Keep memories alive with toys and keepsakes displayed in a frame.
Treasured valuables can be kept out of harm's way as well as being displayed nicely.
3. Objets D'art
Of course, art is sometimes three dimensional.
Awards and trophies can be framed in traditional or contemporary styles.
You can show off your music taste by framing CDs and records.
There are many more 3-D things to display and lots of options for framing at Fine Artisan.
When framing traditional artwork, it is not always necessary to choose a traditional frame. Often a more modern style of frame can be an excellent choice.
Although these landscape paintings are fairly traditional in style, the client was keen to frame them in something more contemporary, to suit the room they were destined to be hung in.
Having the options of the individual hand finishes meant that we could introduce a wide choice of colours and stains for the client to pick from.
The client chose a simple, square section, painted a solid, mid grey which tonally complemented the paintings without competing with colours.
A client with William Hogarth etchings was keen to remove them from the plastic 60's frames they were in and frame them in a more modern style than the period the prints were made. It was important however to frame them in a profile that was still appropriate to the style of the prints.
There were a few good frame choices and we decided on an elegant black Ogee profile which we modified with the addition of a traditional shaped gold slip.
The mount colour was partially influenced by the red mounts they had previously been framed in, as it is a colour which adds richness, working well with the black and gold frame. A further enhancement of a gold mount slip was added to tie the mount to the frame, completing it.
When framing valuable prints we recommend using UV-filtered glass or acrylic, which have an option of anti-reflection.
A simple square wooden frame hand painted in a darkest grey tone, created the right finish for this eye-popping Op Art Bridget Riley Poster, which was float mounted on conservation board and UV filtered glass raised.
'Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.' Bridget Riley
If you are considering displaying a piece of memorabilia we recommend our conservation framing options, such as with this piece with a large amount of sentimental value. A client brought in a special edition commemorative tea towel with a design of the 1969 Moon landing which needed re-stretching and framing.
With the image on the towel being bold and colourful, we decided framing it up close, without a mount, would be a particularly neat way to frame it. Wide frames could have been used but we found narrow frames also worked well.
The client chose one of our narrow ash frames which had a pinkish-grey paint & wash hand finish. We stretched the towel over an acid-free board and the frame was glazed with Anti-Reflective glass to give excellent clarity and to allow the brilliance of colour to be seen.
The paintings of Roberto Pagliarulo, although modern, have a distinct classical element making them congruent with traditional frame shapes. His most recent work takes inspiration from Italian landscape and culture, often including a mythical quality, drawing the viewer into a captivating perceptual experience.
The frames we made for Roberto's paintings reflect his union of contemporary and classical: the designs chosen are traditional yet simple; modern yet including shapes found on older styles of framing.
His confident use of colour means frames with a painted finish are a fitting choice. The designs chosen allow for the creation of clear, bold areas of colour to successfully frame the image.
For this oil of Hercules we enhanced the richness of royal blue with the addition of gilding along the inner section, whilst keeping the frieze a flat off white.
You can view more art by Roberto Pagliarulo and information on his website.
Also with Highgate Contemporary Art and Lena Boyle Fine Art.
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