Trading since 2003 as Arch One Picture Framing and from April 2017 incorporating Riccardo Giaccherini Fine Frames, we are a team of experienced consultants and craftsmen, whose knowledge of traditional and modern framing techniques has been developed over many years of working with London's most prestigious galleries, dealers and artists. All the frames we use are hand-made in our own London studio. We work closely with our clients to create exactly the right frame, whether it be for an eighteenth century oil painting or a contemporary print. We offer ancillary services like dry mounting, mount cutting in volume or singles and canvas stretching, so please contact us for more details.
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.