Do you want to live to be 105? Never stop working and creating, and good genes probably help, too. Yes: The legendary Eva Zeisel — who died in December at 105 — designed this set of clear picture or photo frames, sold today by Wexel Art, when she was 104. Like much of Zeisel’s work, the frame set plays with curves. One of my favorite Zeisel-isms was when she said a lot of critics criticized her work for being kind of ‘chubby’ but that, heck, she was kind of chubby, too.
These curves actually remind me of the jigsawed scalloped edging on the cornices commonly places above window in midcentury homes to hide the drapery mechanicals.
This is a three-frame set. These are clear acrylic “floating” wall frames. You attach your artwork with magnets. The innovation is that this makes your art very easy to change out. I read the Wexel website, the original idea seems to have originated as a classier way to display children’s artwork, since they bring home so much of it. The frames are not cheap — $119 total for the three piece set — but golly, they are authentic Eva. I think I might have to get a set to celebrate when my office-craft room is done. I can use them to display — and continuously change out — my Artist Trading Cards. Well done, Wexel Art!
Would you like to learn more about Eva Zeisel and other products of hers, still available for sale today? Read my: Eva Zeisel Biography and Comprehensive Online Guide.