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sma design providing object mount making exhibitions, museums & private collectors, including picture and art framing services and art installation - mounts design by designers

London - Washington - Geneva

Object Mounting

Effective object mountmaking combines overall aesthetic considerations with a concern for each object's nature and safety, avoiding problems and adverse reactions from use of incompatible materials.

With our background in design, the goal is always to create a mount that virtually disappears, thereby not interfering with the integrity or silhouette of the objects they support.

Various mediums are used to present the objects to their full potential, whether brass, steel or acrylic as there is no single solution, which is best for all.

We are familiar with a full range of mount making practices, from pinning small delicate objects, to designing and fabricating large structural mounts. These armatures are carefully padded to prevent abrading to the objects, whilst keeping the aesthetic appearance.

Object Mount Making Services

   Object Mounting & Installation
   Art Installations
   Traveling Collections
   Conservation / Restoration
   Bespoke Picture Framing
   Heavy Structural Mounts
   Display Case Dressing
   Packing Cases / Anti Vibration
   Fine Art Handling
   Object Transportation
   Storage Solutions

Safe, efficient installation requires skill, understanding and teamwork. Working closely with museum staff we are able to facilitate cost effective yet stunning display solutions.

Our object mount making and installation services allow museums, galleries and private art collectors the opportunity to have beautifully designed & crafted mounts (armatures).

For those objects that need to travel we provide tailor made anti-vibration packing cases which dramatically reduces the chance of breakages whilst in transit.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of object mounting, restoration, conservation or the packing and transportation of objects, then contact our team.


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With laser cutting and traditional hand craftsmanship, object mounts that previously were impossible to produce, can now be produced affordably. British Museum storage basement - gathering object information for project database, mounting, exhibition plinth or showcase purposes.
Female tube section fixed within stone head, removable male rod fixes into head and plinth, leaving no protruding part when in transportation. This also reduces risk to object on re-installation.Art mounting of contemporary sculpture on to marble base - SMA design are able to design, produce and install all forms of art & object mounts.
Egyptian jewellery collection using simple brass cradle mounts sprayed and protected to blend with back cloth. African textiles stitched to linen back cloth and protected with removable anti reflective glass screens.
Simple acrylic mounts work beautifully on these ceramic objects with showcase lighting picking up on the glaze and casting dramatic shadows.African Congo objects mounted on backboard which conceals unsightly fixings and supports for the floating acrylic & cherry wood shelving that supports 50 kilos.
SMA design are able to design, produce and install all forms of picture framing from contemporary to gilded frames.Our model makers utilise museum conservation / restoration methodology to conserve, clean and repair architectural models achieving far enhanced results over conventional model making techniques.
Exhibition & museum packing cases that use our unique anti shock and vibration base & lids, lessening in transit or storage damage. However large or small your project SMA design are able to assist you with all your object mounting, framing and packing requirements.
Simon Morris Associates Europe’s object mountmaking company for museums, exhibitions, galleries & private collectors
SMA design Studios - London - UK
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