Friday, 30 October 2009

Marco Pierre White's 'Luciano' Restaurant

Photography/ John Ross

This striking image of Naomi Cambell is by the late Bob Carlos Clarke and part of a series of images presented in Luciano restaurant, the joint project between Sir Rocco Forte and Marco Pierre White. The interior of the restaurant is designed by David Collins, so our brief was to marry the artwork with the interior. Taking the retro brass accessories as an inspiration, we designed welded brass frames that were patinated by hand to create seductive finishes.

All images are glazed with Ultra Violet protective plexi. Not only is this a lightweight alternative to glass, its also safer for the image, as should the glazing be broken it won't shatter and damage the image.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

November House & Garden

We're delighted to be featured in the latest House & Garden magazine. In an article on Design Ideas, Cathy Strongman suggests ways to decorate your home in an environmentally friendly way, without compromising on style.

'John Jones is renowned for the quality of its framing service, but the company has impeccable eco credentials as well. Frames made from FSC certified wood are coloured with water-based paints, the mount boards are made from unbleached cotton, and the frame backings, from natural fibre, acid free materials. Even the premises are heated by a biomass boiler running on woodchips from its mill.'
Image shown: Tatjana Gerhard, Untitled 2008. Courtesy Rotwand Gallery