A project like this is very personal and had to be a complete collaboration between our designers and client. Every item was placed perfectly, reflecting our client’s inspiration, budget and goals. Here is The Whitehorse Project to commemorate our client's husband's assistance in the 2007 Canada Games in Whitehorse!
The first step to any good design is a consultation with our client to discuss the project scope, budget, needs and wants. This is where we find out what our clients are looking for (and what they aren't!), and to see if there is any relevant inspiration or companion frames that a project will have to match. After the consultation, our designer gets to work and comes up with a few proposals. From there, a few more modifications are made and the design is determined. Now time to roll up our sleeves and turn the design concept into reality!
We used a beautiful gold frame by Fotiou with real gold leafing and a light wood side. A red velvet mat was added to this design to signify Canada and create a softer, more elevated look, compared to a paper mat. Wile the scarf and flag commemorate Quebec and are arranged to highlight the fleur-de-lis. Collectable pins, medallions, certificates, etc. are also part of this incredible piece. Each item was carefully arranged, layer-by-layer, and secured to the mat with thread and adhesives.
mat option 1: paper
mat option 2: velvet (has a softer appearance with an elevated look)
We used art glass for its amazing clarity. It looks like you could reach right through the frame and touch the objects!
The frame itself is only 1.5" deep, which might not seem like a lot for so many objects, but we know how to pack a lot of punch into our artisanal projects and get the most out of the space! This also helped to keep our client's project on budget.
The results speak for themselves!