Federici Workshop specializes in three main categories of gold ornate picture frames: expensive, affordable and cheap ones. Of course on our website, you can surf looking for other categories, as for example styles. We produce custom frames in antique and in modern styles starting for very little money to reach the high price paid from museums and artwork collectors.
We distinguish between two major prototypes of clients: Interior Design enterprises and old master paintings collectors. Of course, exists a huge gap among these two types of customers because antiques are not always appreciated or used for contemporary interior design.
Some architects really like minimalism and use cheap gold picture frames for mirrors to decor interiors. In the last years, we noticed a new interest from interior designers: they’re looking at antique picture frames to enrich their minimalist interiors. It seems to us that this became a new fashion. We encourage this trend because we consider antiques as unique pieces. In fact, when you put them parsimoniously within cold rationalist styles, they stand out pretty well.
Interior designers solved the problem of choosing between antique and minimalist art, joining these two opposite styles together in a pleasant and harmonious fusion. That way it’s possible to enjoy, at the same time, the essential comfort of modernity and the magnificent beauty of antiques.
We are very focused on the quality of the wood that we use. Our super cheap gold picture frames are realized with ayous. That is an African wood appreciated for its good properties. It is light and tender, so that becomes easy to work with it.
Even if tenderness is a quality to have a light product, it is shown to be a disadvantage for preventing frames from wormholes. Bugs generally attack more the softwoods then heavy ones. Therefore we use tulipwood, lime, and walnut for our expensive frames because they are more resilient.
To prevent our cheap gold picture frames made of ayous from getting wormholes, we treat them with a special product that works very well. Thus don’t be afraid of buying our cheap products. They’re very durable in time.
It’s roughly been now 30 years since we start creating very good products at a reasonable price. In the field of contemporary art, we are super competitive with cheap large gold picture frames. Because they are quite simple to make, we deliver them quickly, something between one and two weeks, depending on the quantity and the delivery location.
We are competitive with large models because we prepare them using some new techniques useful to strengthen our frames for a very low price! If you followed the above link, you already know about the “lamello”, which is a great material to assemble large frames without losing in quality.
See this page to see the gold ornate picture frames assembled by common tool kits. Those tools are great only for small picture frames, it’s not a good idea using them to realize bigger frames. We discourage any of our customers to save money when a very large frame has to be made.
Our mission is to prepare gold picture frames that would last forever. As we have restored antique frames since 1905, we got used to seeing frames older than 600 hundred years. As the products of the past are so durable, we think we must produce frames with the same quality. We strongly believe in a sustainable economy.
The new economy injected into the market an overwhelming quantity of poor products. We consider that a failure. In fact, the result is an excess of junk sold for little money. All the bad quality gold ornate picture frames are going to become rubbish very quickly. That’s what we’re trying to avoid so badly!
In conclusion, our mission is to contribute by manufacturing lasting items. We advise to consider the above-described issue and to think twice before buying a junk product. We invite everyone to buy always good quality gold picture frames to make this world a better place.