It all started in 1875, in the heart of painters' Montparnasse, between La Coupole and La Closerie des Lilas. The house founded by Paul Havard, specializing in the framing and restoration of gilded wood, very quickly became the favorite address of the artists of La Grande Chaumière. Modigliani, Matisse, Nicolas de Stael, Marie Laurençin, Foujita meet there to choose the setting best suited to their works. Today, the family business, managed from father to son, continues to be a reference and works all over the world. Museums, administrations, artists, decorators, art galleries, and above all individuals, trust his unique know-how, his love of careful work and his creativity.
The cost of framing a picture depends on a number of different variables. Firstly, you need to decide whether or not you want a custom solution or one off the shelf. If you opt for an off the shelf solution, the price will be significantly lower but so will the quality. For a custom solution, the materials you use, the city you’re in and most importantly the size of the piece will have an impact on the price. As an example, a 50cm x 50cm piece with a border could cost anything from €70 up to as much as €500 depending on the design and the materials you choose.
The cost of custom framing depends on a number of different variables. The materials you use, the city you’re in and most importantly the size of the piece will have an impact on the price. As an example, a 50cm x 50cm piece with a border could cost anything from €70 up to as much as €500 depending on the design and the materials you choose.
Frame colour is completely dependent on the piece itself and what colours/finishes will complement it. Another factor is the overall look you’re going for in the space the piece will be displayed. For a subtle look, try going for stained wood, white or black frames. If you want something that stands out more, why not try pulling out a key colour from the piece and colour-match the frame to it.
Mat colour is completely dependent on the piece itself and what colours will complement it. If in doubt it is always best to go for a white or off-white to allow the piece to sing, but if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can try pulling out one of the more subtle colours in the piece to really make it pop.