The Leading No1 Framers Hertfordshire
39 Years of Excellence
“ICAS Vilas Art: Your Trusted Partner for Creative Picture Framing Since 1984”
For over three decades, ICAS Vilas Art has excelled in delivering creative picture-framing solutions. Established in 1984, we have emerged as a leading provider of bespoke framing solutions, serving artists, photographers, galleries, corporates, and individuals.
Our commitment to framing innovation ensures meticulous craftsmanship tailored to each artwork’s unique requirements. Using conservation-grade materials, we preserve artworks over time, protecting them from environmental factors. Our acid-free, pH-neutral materials enhance art’s beauty while preventing deterioration.
ICAS Vilas Art is your trusted partner in framing excellence, offering personalized, enduring frames. Celebrating 39 years, we continue to enrich our services, standing by your side as your framing expert.
You name it, and we frame it!
We frame original from contemporary to traditional paintings in oil, watercolour, pastel and sketch drawings; mount and frame pictures; collectable limited edition prints and precious sentimental photographs; and prize awards to certificates.
DO YOU FRAME MEMORABILIA AND SPORTS SHIRTS?
Yes, over the years, we were fortunate to be asked to frame sports shirts from Grand Prix Formula One racing, football, cycling, rugby, tennis, cricket, and swimming. Each completed project poses unique challenges, but we try to create a frame that tells a story, including photos and historical references and select the best frame profile & mount style that both protects the memento and displays it at its best. Click to view
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE ON A FRAMING & MOUNTING STYLE?
A well-designed frame with a mount style can complement your art and deliver the overall experience. We will guide you with various ways to mount your piece, each idea of using different materials and a different overall finish.
Choosing the right colour tone of mount style is often down to the effect you are looking for, the type of art you are framing, and personal taste. A well-thought-out combination of frame profile, mount and mounting style will enhance a photo, original art, print or memorabilia and give the piece an authentic visual identity.
Our average turnaround is 7-10 days, and we can offer a 24hrs – 48 hrs picture framing. ( Subject to stock availability for an optional extra).
ICAS framing of OBJET D’ART & PERSONAL MEMORABILIA
We regularly get enquiries to frame 3D objects such as sports shirts, medals, memorabilia and signed collectors’ objects. For all your prized collections, if you would like them perfectly preserved and expertly presented, our team of specialist framers is here to help and advise.
Why not contact us with your framing requirements? Our professional, friendly staff can offer their advice & recommendations to best suit your needs.
Get in touch today! and let us talk about your framing requirements.
If you have a problem visiting us, we can arrange to come to your home for the collection.
Click the link below to CALL US today to talk to us or book an appointment for our framing services.
Stretching & mounting of tapestries, cross-stitch, canvas paintings & papyrus framing;
CANVAS STRETCHING We can stretch canvases to any size needed. We use standard stretcher bars or custom-made oversized stretcher bars.
Do you handle large oversized bespoke framing? Click for more
Yes, we can even handle any large artwork – Our client, Mr & Mrs Covington, returned from their holidays in Egypt with a giant papyrus – a modern image of the Pyramids at night. We completed our framing service using a 70 mm flat natural wood profile custom stained to match their papyrus, protected and preserved behind perspex glass. The frame measured 230cm x 130cm (6ft 10″ x 3ft 10″) and weighed 22 kg. After completing our framing services, we visited their home to provide hanging service by fitting into their lounge.
Call us & talk to the experts about your framing needs.
Do you offer picture cleaning & restoration services?
Mrs MacDonald from Fairfield Park, Stotfold, brought her precious grandfather’s memories of an original oil painting on canvas for help, advice & guidance. The picture showed signs of cigarette smoke, coal fire residue, and dirt that needed attention. Our restoration first removed all the foreign grit that settled over the years on the painting. Once cleaned, apply two coats of silk varnish to protect the picture. Finally, we added a new frame contemporary brush gold 4cm frame profile to give a new look to the original painting. The finished result brought life to the painting and refreshed her memories of the painting during her childhood.
ICAS gallery framing service Q& A from our client.
How do you select the best service & profile for a framing order?
We identify the best profile to complete any framing order by selecting various framing profiles after carefully studying how each profile captures the colours of the painting. Here, with Mrs MacDonld’s portrait painting, the framing service we decided needs to highlight all the exciting details of the artist and his colour palette, from the artist’s decorative storytelling images in the background to the portrait figure in the foreground brush silver suit with his elegant red tie. The profile for this framing order was a Larson Juhl sustainable conservation series 228801759, our reference at ICAS gallery as a contemporary sparkled brush gold with a deep red that picks up the colour of the tie.
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Our List of Commercial and Corporate clients includes the following:
ADEPT SCIENTIFIC PLC; ASHE Construction; COOK (UK) & EUROPE, RANK XEROX; OAKLEY(UK) LTD; AUTOGLYM; SHOWCARD GROUP; WILLMOTT DIXON; WHEATLEY HOMES LTD;
NORTON WAY (HONDA); AIMNS; CONAMAR BUILDING SERVICES; HSBC BANK; ZEUS GREEK RESTAURANT; BENCHMARKS; MOUNTAINHEATH; NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL;
HEWDEN STUART PLC; GARDEN HOUSE HOSPICE; HOWARD COTTAGE; JCA ENGINEERING LTD; BROADWAY CINEMA; THE RICHARD KLEINWORT CONSULTANCY GROUP- LONDON;
SIBISA – LONDON; DUCKWORTH & KENT LTD.