Like the artwork they are designed for, frames are an opportunity to surprise, engage with and create conversation with passengers. With developing capabilities and available offerings, there have been emerging techniques within the framing industry that can be utilised. Bespoke circular frames to seamlessly house spherical works, float mounting artworks against an important accent colour on the backboard, and minimal, textured frames using natural materials are all ways that framing can be sympathetic to the design of a space.
We see the benefits of including profiles on material boards early on in a project, ensuring they work harmoniously with the overall design of the space. In some instances, particularly for large installations, a frame may be formed by an architectural detail such as fretwork or a specified trim profile. These can be designed to invisibly support the weight of the artwork and again offer the opportunity to ensure the artwork is completely embedded within the overall design of the space.