Buying art in Cape Town is an exciting venture, with so much great variety and quality to choose from. Now that you have your beautiful artwork and want to hang it up and display it proudly in your home, you should decide how you are going to frame it. We have an article full of tips and what to consider when Framing your art, so read through that to get a good idea of your options. Then, choose a framer who can frame your art perfectly, just the way you would like it.
Here is the StateoftheART list of the Top 7 Framers in Cape Town:
1. Orms Print Room and Framing
66 Roeland St, Gardens
With years of experience in both printing and framing, Orms is located just up the road from StateoftheART in Cape Town and their professional expertise and quality framing assistance is unmatched. Offering bespoke and fine art framing for artists and collectors, you can choose from a wide variety of framing profiles, specialist finishes including stains and leafed options, non-permanent and premium archival mounting styles, non-reflective and museum grade glazing, and hand-finished hanging mechanisms.
Contact them to book a framing consultation.
“I use Orms in Roland street, Cape Town. They work well for me because they scan/ photograph my work before it is framed. Very nice crew there” - Aimee Lindeque
20 Dreyer Street, Claremont
Artland is a family business fuelled by their love of art! Not only do they have a Gallery, art supplies shop and courier service (Art Van Go!) but they also offer top class framing and printing. The Artland Framing team is skilled with up-to-date techniques gained from experience in Australia which allows them to offer both traditional and trending framing options, using finished wood moldings, hardwood moldings, synthetic 'wood look-alike' moldings and the versatile shadow frames for canvases.
They can assist you through every step of the framing process and can even bring the framing experience to you as they offer an at-home consultation service! Find out more and contact them for more information.
3. Made By Hand
Unit 30, Observatory Industrial Park, Lwr Scott Rd, Observatory
An artist favourite in the city, Made By Hand framers in Observatory is known for their craftsmanship: all their frames are literally made by hand using 27 tried and trusted processes to create seamless corners and to hand match the finishes and profiles to all artworks.
If you are looking for a specific paint finish to your frame, gold or silver leafing to look either new or aged, or a uniquely shaped frame (e.g. round, oval, arched etc) contact Made by Hand!
“Excellent framing and excellent prices. Don't expect a pristine showroom, this is a hands-on working warehouse. Well worth working with them. They supply many top galleries, artists and hotels.” - Helen van Stolk
'Outside Prince Albert' by Lisette Forsyth
4. In Touch Framers
Cnr of Brickfield & Factory Road Salt River
In Touch Framers used to be based in Mowbray but has now relocated to Salt River, (right nearby one of Cape Town’s favourite art supplies shops, the Deckle Edge!) and they maintain their quality framing reputation. They say, “Our name In Touch Framers derives from our passion to be tenacious in setting the trend to produce the finest framing for your artwork.” Visit their store to see their full inventory and framing offered.
“Excellent workmanship, super service, great prices and Frank and his team are just such a lekker vibe.” - Jo Roets
'Continuum #I' by Catherine Ocholla
5. Maxwoods Framers & Gilders
27 Hope Street, Gardens
Another gem just up the road from StateoftheART, Maxwoods is a renowned, world-class framer who have been creating bespoke picture frames in Cape Town for over 40 years.
Every frame is meticulously finished so that every artwork is shown off in the best possible way and their work can be viewed in homes, private collections, hotels and galleries around the world (some of the clients they work with include SMAC Gallery, Ellermans House, Ebony/Curated Gallery, Delaire Graff Estate and Cavalli Wine Estate.
6. El Shaddai Picture Framers
11 Minorca Ave, Costa Da Gama, Muizenberg
If you’re looking for a framer in the south of Cape Town, the highest recommendation is Mark Fritz at El Shaddai Picture Framers in Muizenberg. StateoftheART artists whose work is framed by Mark include Kristen McClarty and Laurel Holmes (including all work in her previous solo exhibition ‘Water Mark’).
“Beautiful work and totally goes the extra mile. Love dropping off and collecting work. Always a special interaction.” - Laurel Holmes
'Double Take II' by Laurel Holmes
7. Rosendal Framers and Art Gallery
23 Oxford street, Cambridge House, Durbanville
If you find yourself in the Northern Suburbs and searching for a framing specialist, visit Rosendal Framers. As well as their custom framing services and canvas printing they are also an art gallery, priding themselves on featuring new, fun and off-beat artworks from emerging artists.
“I have been using Rosendal Framers and Art Gallery situated in Durbanville for over a decade. They deliver excellent service and will always go that extra mile. The owner Frida is a well known artist herself and offers valued advice regarding framing trends when needed. I can highly recommend them.” - Anina Deetlefs
Have you had StateoftheART work framed by any of the Framers we have listed here? Tag us on Instagram and let us know your experience!
Also read our ARTicle on How to Frame Your Art for all the tips you will need when framing and browse a large selection of framed art for sale.