Indian King Framery
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Indian King Framery: It’s All In The Presentation
Premier Provider Of Custom Framing For Any Budget
By Lori C. Warner
Indian King Framery on King Court in Keene has been an essential provider of custom framing for artists, businesses, and homeowners in the Monadnock Region for over three decades. Customers can’t help but be inspired as they enter this spacious facility – a restored 19th century carriage house – that features two levels of displays, a design area, and a work area.
Over the years, the focus of the owner and staff at Indian King Framery has never faltered: to do what they do best – custom framing and giving people a variety of options to choose from.
“Like other artistic trades, picture framing integrates both form and function in the creation of a balanced and pleasing presentation,” says Evan John, owner of Indian King Framery. This professional and dedicated framer goes on to say that an aesthetically pleasing presentation of a piece being framed is achieved through color, style, and the design selection.
The principles of the business have not changed over the years, but there are many welcomed changes when it comes to preservation and glazing technnology. Indian King Framery offers conservation clear glass, which filters UV lights in order to protect artwork, documents, and such from fading. Another glass that has become increasingly popular is museum glass, which offers low reflectivity, UV protection, and an enhancement of the artwork’s color and clarity.
Indian King Framery has something for everyone’s framing needs – even the budget-conscious individuals. There are three rooms in the loft that carry ready-made, pre-assembled frames, mats, and glass at discounted prices. They also carry framed artwork for sale, as well as standard and beveled framed mirrors.
The craftsmen at Indian King Framery can take on any project – whether undertaking the preservation of a museum-quality artwork or valuable piece, or framing a christening dress, football jersey, or other treasure from a momentous occasion. Special projects, oversized projects, and rush orders are no problem for these specialists; and all work is done on the premises using the finest materials and equipment.
Helping a client find artwork that is suitable to his or her needs, as well as a free consultation, delivery, and installation of the artwork, are all offerings at Indian King Framery. The facility also has a full print catalog library for special orders.
“Tasteful and well-placed art can help people make sense of and enjoy interior spaces,” says Evan. “Defining a sitting area, guiding traffic flow through corridors, or conveying a theme or atmosphere in a room are three examples. Whether we are working with architects, facility managers, homeowners, or business executives, the process often begins by collaboratively selecting art to compliment interiors,” continues Evan. “With extensive experience in many settings – healthcare institutes, corporate offices, and universities – we are able to streamline the selection, coordination, framing, and installation of any project.”
The “we” that Evan speaks about is the person “at the helm” of the business, Sandi Patnode, who specializes in frame restoration and textile mounting and framing. Both Evan and Sandi are certified by the Professional Picture Framers Association, which not only identifies these craftsmen as skilled framers, but also provides Indian King Framery a wealth of resources to pass along to its clients.
Indian King Framery is located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 101 and is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment. A popular day for local artists and do-it-yourselfers is the last Saturday of every month when the shop has its 30-percent-off sale. For more details, call 603-352-8434