This was the inspiration which the artists of MainFraiM drew from to create exquisite functional inhabitants for your space. Located in Rockford, Illinois, MainFraiM has established a unique and distinguished reputation in the industry by providing beautifully designed, custom framing, lighting, sculpture, and display. Creating with a wide array of salvaged and cultured materials that range from unearthed antique bottles and hand-hewn barn wood to mechanical relics and springy live moss, our work transforms archaic technology and life into modern imagination.

Frame & Display

Picture frames that suit and compliment the piece they support. The materials that we build with have a story of their own and speak for themselves.

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Atmosphere & Light

Our lighting is unique and varied, ranging from table and floor lamps to wall sconces and pendants, and from vintage apothecary bottle pendants that hang from a twisted cotton cord, to sculptural and industrial chandeliers.

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Sculpture & Space

Dreamlike and spontaneous, earthen and invoking. We build sculptures as monuments to nature's beauty and its relationship with the demise of man's most innovative achievements of industry.

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Each project is a partnership between client and craftsman. MainFraiM goes beyond aesthetics and designs function that has belonging and connects the client not only to the finished product, but with the past. Fixtures from local materials tie the community together in unique manner. Picture frames, lighting fixtures, and entire rooms are more than just conversation pieces, the become a habitat for art.

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We're on a never-ending quest for compelling and diverse materials to professionally accommodate your art, photograph, or keepsake.

If you've ever noticed a piece of art work thats been cheapened by a mediocre frame you'll also take to the thought framing is an art form in itself. In our studio your frame is designed by artists with a distinct reputation for giving you the perfect frame in unique and professional manner. Your piece is handled and assembled by artists who take sincere pride in their work. We use and combine modern methods and archival properties with one of a kind habitats for whatever it is that you need displayed.

Blending found items with modern fixtures and thoughtful designs to create ambient, stunning lighting elements.

Although we do small batch lighting projects for restaurants and bars, we're happy to offer one-of-a-kind chandeliers, sconces and pendants designed specifically for the space where they'll live. Our experience with lighting means you'll receive a piece that will outlast factory built products and that provides ample lighting and unique styling that reaches far beyond today's trends.

Let our collection of reclaimed materials and eye for design bring a comprehensive solution to your entire space.

Some spaces need more attention, and for that we are happy to offer complete top to bottom design. From sculptural walls, built-ins and shelves, to highly stylized furniture pieces, displays, and small batch furniture pieces, wall surfaces, colors and textures; our products serve a purpose and provide a custom touch that simply cannot be replicated. Working with one of a kind materials and ideas, we give our all to turn a space into an exceptional environment.

We house a seemingly endless endless array of hand-selected found wood and create unique items tailored to your environment, your taste, and your particular piece as inspiration. MainFraiM offers traditional framing, full onsite mat and glass cutting services, all by hand. Showroom appointments welcome. Let us know about your project...

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