it is true, several factors must be carefully considered and evaluated. We must be a little architects, a little designers, artists and interior designers. However, the end result will be the right reward for the energies invested. A well-framed work becomes a single, indistinct single element, frame and subject merge and enhance each other creating an aesthetic harmony, a concrete expression of our creativity displayed on the wall.

In over forty years of activity we at Risso Cornici, we have had the good fortune to work closely with artists, architects and customers with strong creative talents, absorbing and maturing specific skills in all stages of frame development, from design to construction . We will be happy to share this experience with you, to assist you in choosing the perfect frame for your needs.

I need a frame …
The motive that drives one to look for a frame can arise from different needs, the classic approach, is given by the need to frame a subject, be it a drawing on paper, a painting on canvas or an object. But it can also arise from different problems, such as an empty wall to be furnished, a safe to be covered, etc. Leaving aside the special cases, such as: mirrors, medals, television frames, empty frames, etc. (which we’ll cover at the bottom of the article, or maybe in a new article … or maybe never).

Let’s focus on the most classic need, that of framing a subject.

First we must carefully evaluate the subject to be framed, we must consider:

Support, context, needs

Understanding on what material the work to be framed was made is of fundamental importance.

We check the thickness, if the material on which the work was made is paper or in any case a thin material, there are no particular problems for the frame. If, on the other hand, the support is very thick, such as a framed canvas or a panel painting, we must choose a frame with an appropriate leaf, in order to completely cover the thickness of the subject.

The identification of the support is also useful for evaluating the correct fixing technique, if it is on paper, such as photographs, drawings, watercolors or prints, it often requires a passepartout in cardboard and glass. Otherwise if the support is rigid, such as wood, forex, plexiglass, canvas board etc. glass, optional, has only a protective function.

Knowing where the frame will be positioned is important information for framing purposes. The geographical context (city, sea, mountains, etc.) the furniture, the style, and the colors of the walls must be carefully evaluated to choose the frame in the correct way. It is also important to consider any other frames on the wall or in the target room.