Picture Frames And The Midcentury Modern Millenials

Every custom picture framer is up against the same design issues with millenials. millenials by in large are totally design conditioned by the box stores and their interpretation of what picture frames should look like. Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and Ikea¬†show catalogs full of picture framed art with white mats and either black or white frames. Everything looks the same and all of their home interiors look the same. This is SAFE design saying “I have no idea what I am doing but it sure is easy to follow the pack and be accepted”. Take a look at the beautiful example of a lovely frame on the oil painting attached to this blog. Would this oil painting be enhanced with a snow whit linen matting and either a black or a white frame? Be honest, of course it wouldn’t! A properly and lovely designed custom picture framing which suits the art will look that lovely and has a timeless quality to it.

The design trend of the all black and white picture frames is just that, a trend.. In a few years, everything framed this way will have a dated look and will either be reframed or thrown out. The majority will no doubt be tossed as they are classified as disposable art.

Every custom picture framer is up against the same design issues with millenials. millenials by in large are totally design conditioned by the box stores and their interpretation of what picture frames should look like. Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and Ikea¬†show catalogs full of picture framed art with white mats and either black or white frames. Everything looks the same and all of their home interiors look the same. This is SAFE design saying “I have no idea what I am doing but it sure is easy to follow the pack and be accepted”. Take a look at the beautiful example of a lovely frame on the oil painting attached to this blog. Would this oil painting be enhanced with a snow whit linen matting and either a black or a white frame? Be honest, of course it wouldn’t! A properly and lovely designed custom picture framing which suits the art will look that lovely and has a timeless quality to it.

The design trend of the all black and white picture frames is just that, a trend.. In a few years, everything framed this way will have a dated look and will either be reframed or thrown out. The majority will no doubt be tossed as they are classified as disposable art.

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