ABOUT 

 

At Framing House we care about finding the best framing solution for you. We offer a huge variety of framing options, archival quality materials, and we have the expertise to make your piece look its absolute best. We can also help you with the care of artworks or other precious items for storage, travel or display.

 

Framing House includes a small store where you can find a changing selection of thoughtfully handmade objects for the home - from ceramics, to textiles and up-cycled furniture.

 

We care about details

We think bespoke is better than mass-produced

We respect thoughtful design

We appreciate natural materials

We find satisfaction in fixing, re-making and salvaging

We are skilled problem-solvers

We care about supporting artists and makers

We like things that last the test of time

We are happy to share our knowledge and expertise

We can help to make a good thing better

 

‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’ – William Morris

 

Framing House is owned and operated by Emily Rumney and Steph Chalmers. Together, Emily and Steph have close to 40 years’ experience in the picture framing industry and gallery sector. Emily was the workshop manager for Hamilton’s largest art supplies and framing store for eight years until she moved into the museum sector to manage exhibition preparation and installation. Steph has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and has worked as an arts educator at the Natural History Museum in London, as an exhibition designer at Waikato Museum, and most recently as the curator for the University of Waikato art collection.

 

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