Turning antiques into an artistic presentation is a thrilling and rewarding process. We get to work with items deep with history and showcase a different time! Let's take a look at the impressive items and the design choices used in The Artefact Project.
Our client brought some amazing collectibles to our shoppe! A 19th century wooden mask and artefact that required special framing for a stunning display. In order to fully appreciate the work that went into these pieces we decided to design the frames without glass and selected rustic-styled mouldings using dark backgrounds to create a genuine-feeling aesthetic.
Thinking of everything, since they will remain exposed, the matboard backings were laminated so that they can be gently brushed clean as needed. Using a combination of artisanal techniques, each item was mounted in a non-destructive way according to archival method by our team of artisans.
Nylon filament was wrapped around the spoon in two places. The wire was then threaded through the filament and positioned onto the board. The tension of the wire secures the piece in place. A similar technique was done for the mask.
We love the end result and are thrilled to have been able to showcase such history!