Correct packing of art begins with understanding of the inherent nature of the artwork, its material, and how it was made. We create an optimal protective envelope around works of art to ensure their stable and safe transit.
CUSTOM crate interiors
Custom interiors for crates can be configured for a wide variety of packing and storage solutions. Here, a custom molded padded was provided for optimal object protection. This ArtCrate was configured as a custom housing for a sculptural edition by Ed Ruscha, WEN OUT FOR CIGRETS N NEVER CAME BACK. This cast bronze edition takes Ruscha’s oblique use of language to the third dimension, bringing negative space and shadow to life. The sculpture represents the first time Ruscha has ever worked wholly in three dimensions – from the initial concept through to the final object.
Exotic interiors of virtually any kind can be created to fully dedicate the ArtCrate specifically to your needs. Here custom sliding drawers were fabricated to provide a portable print storage solution for large prints. The crates are fitted with locking rolling casters to easily move the print collection out for viewing and then for it to be locked away for storage.
suspension frame packing
Travel frames are used to suspend delicate or ornate framed works within the crate interior, preventing the artwork surface or any other extremity from touching the sides and avoiding potential damage.
The safety of delicate three-dimensional works can be maximized using interior support blocks, pads, straps and braces with non-abrasive materials engineered and rigged to ensure the optimal stability of the work in transit.
Slot-packing provides the safest, most reliable means for shipping framed works of art. The suspended frame is cushioned against shock and floated away from surfaces that might abraid or scratch the frame or its glazed surface.
Custom cavity-cut foam inserts, cradle and protect fragile objects during transport. Soft, non-abrasive and non-reactive materials are contour fitted to the foam to provide a protective barrier between the object and its support to optimally protect the object in transit.