Franklin Bowles Galleries has its own framing facility, China Basin Designs, which is a state-of-the-art frame shop that designs frames exclusively for the galleries and its collectors. China Basin Designs keeps abreast of the latest innovations in design, conservation and framing, using the best materials available to protect and attractively display all Franklin Bowles Galleries artwork.
Conservation framing is practiced by museums to preserve and maintain the condition of valuable artwork. It ensures that your piece of art will remain in pristine condition for many years, and it protects delicate, rare, and historical pieces from further damage and decay. China Basin Designs uses ultraviolet-filtering Plexiglas to shield against light burn and fading and mats art exclusively on acid free materials to preserve its archival integrity.
In addition to protecting the art, frames serve an extremely important secondary function: display. In this regard a frame’s design is as essential as its utility. The professionals at China Basin Designs craft each frame individually, whenever possible working with the artist’s input to create a presentation that displays the art to full aesthetic advantage. If you desire something different—a custom frame to blend with a specific décor, for example – our frame shop will build a frame to meet your specific needs.