Oliver’s Yard - Derwent London
We were delighted to work with property development firm Derwent London to produce a framing and display solution for a collection of contemporary screen prints by Sophie Smallhorn. The artist’s work explores the relationship between colour, volume and proportion and required a presentation solution which would not detract from this simplicity. Our team opted to showcase each piece within an optium acrylic box, a minimal frame design which provides protection from the damaging effects of UV light and includes a low glare coating to improve the viewing experience. Delicate screen prints of this nature require a fixing mechanism which will allow them to flex and contract as the temperature and humidity of their surrounding environment changes. Each piece has been secured in place using Japanese hinges, a reversible technique which does not cause stress to the paper fibres.
The display shelf has been produced from tulip wood, selected for its hard durability and low emission properties. This raw material has been sanded to a silky smooth finish and sprayed with crisp white emulsion to provide a sleek backdrop for the artist’s geometric work. At 8 metres long, this large-scale shelf design required special assembly onsite by our trained installation team who created a bespoke bracket system to securely fasten the shelf to the wall.
Oliver's Yard, London
Screen prints by Sophie Smallhorn