This article is about Kristina's recommendations on framing artworks:
An artwork deserves a superior quality frame that will finish the artwork in the best possible way. My advise is to always use a professional framer. Therefore, I will begin with bespoke framing:
The art prints (pictured below) are framed in bespoke (oak and white) box frames and have a raised floating mount* of 3mm. I really like this way to present an artwork, with a space between the artwork and the moulding, as if it is floating within the frame. It creates a beautiful depth to the artwork.
The frames you can see on this website are custom made by a professional framer in Copenhagen.
* Float mounting in a box frame presents the whole artwork and is used often in galleries where it is desirable to display the edges of the artwork. Frame spacers are used in the box frame to keep the artwork away from the glass. (You framer will know about this)
I believe that the frame around a work of art is the finishing touch, the element that completes and elevates an artwork, presenting it to the viewer in its best possible light. Framing, however, is an art in and of itself, and just as a good frame choice can greatly enhance the appearance of a work, a poor frame choice can drastically diminish a work. Get advice from your framer - they are more than happy to help you finding the right frame for your artwork.
FRAMING THE PAPERCUTS
Some of my papercuts fit perfectly in the A2 frames by the Danish design company Moebe. The papercuts are made in a slightly smaller size than these A2 frames, which gives 35mm air around the papercut. These minimalistic frames creates a light and airy expression because you get to see the color of your wall behind the artwork and frame.
These frames consist of: two pieces of acrylic glass, four lists made of either oak or powder coated aluminium (white or black) and a rubber band. The rubber band both holds the frame together and serves for hanging the frame on your wall. You can find these frames in many stores around the world. Find their list of stockists on their website here: www.moebe.dk
PROFESSIONAL FRAMERS (DENMARK)
There are lots of professional framers to choose from, but these two are the ones I use and therefore can recommend. If you are located in Copenhagen I can recommend STELLLING (Lille Kirkestræde 3, 1072 Copenhagen K) or PLAKAT SHOP (Vesterbrogade 71, 1620 Copenhagen V).
ANOTHER OPTION – READY MADE FRAMES
If you are looking for another and a little less expensive alternative, I can recommend the ready-made wooden frames by DESENIO or the wooden frames by THE POSTER CLUB. These frames have a lovely wooden surface. Both online stores also carry the A2 frames by Moebe (described above).
If you are not sure what frame might suit your artwork please contact me.
I will happily talk you through it.
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