PATINIQUE. PATINATED SEAMLESS METAL FRAMES.
Patinique, a tale about artistry and innovation.
Like the setting for a diamond, the frame around a work of art is the finishing touch, the element that completes and elevates a painting or a photograph, presenting it to the viewer in its best possible light.
Framing, however, is an art in and of itself. An excellent frame choice will greatly enhance the appearance of a work. That’s why Patinique took up the challenge to add to the familiar frame collections a completely new and unique collection of most innovative framestyles.
To make this happen, Patinique collaborated with a wide range of artists and craftsmen, to importantly innovate the fine art of framing by amalgamating their craftsmanship and creativity in ground-breaking new ways.
As a result Patinique is the first to master the craft of seamlessly applying real metal layerings to traditional lime-wood art frames. This implicates Patinique’s unique metal coatings won’t show any traditional miter joints at all.
It also means the artisan technique of patination can be applied to Patinique’s seamless metal art frames, which come in bronze, copper, tin and iron. For this, Patinique sought collaboration with Holland’s very best and world renowned artisan patineurs.
Patinique’s exquisite patinas range from transparent to completely opaque and colourful oxidations, characteristic for their individual metals. Because Patinique only applies real solid metals, patinas can also be removed to be reapplied later, repeating the process over and over.