At Underlyn we pride ourselves on designing sustainable, handcrafted, and unique frames that are just as storied as the artwork they hold.
From contemporary minimalist to ornate and elegant to unique pinewood fire-crafted frames, we’ve got something for every style and taste. Choose among one-of-a-kind textures, patterns, and finishes for framed art that expertly places unconscious anchor points, subtle duality, and memorable pieces to last a lifetime.
Every one of our frames is original, made-to-order, and built by hand using the highest quality raw materials, including reclaimed wood. Underlyn is one of the only companies in the world that produces fire-crafted frames using the ancient Japanese technique of wood preservation called ‘Shou-sugi-ban.’
‘Shou-sugi-ban’ translates to “burnt cedar board.” This act of creating a more durable and visually appealing material has been commonplace in Japan since the 1700s. However, this charring technique is considered a “lost art” as modern plastics and prefab materials have largely replaced traditional craftsmanship.
We’ve not only brought back ‘shou-sugi-ban’ but ALL of the frames are built with careful attention to every detail. From hidden corner joints to fire-crafted textures, you will not find any mass produced, prefabricated or glued together pieces or products here.
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