In (RE)FRAME, Beyond the Edge explores how to implement circular thinking in museographical practice, seeking to offer alternatives for material expression that underline the philosophy of climate neutrality. (RE)FRAME aims to help scale up existing solutions to our environmental challenges by showing what is possible and making this work more readily available across the arts sector.
For Beyond the Edge, we commissioned Sara Regal, a designer specialising in materials research and environmental practices, to design and produce a unique edition of (RE)FRAME for 43 artworks featured in The Edge, which would otherwise have been displayed in frames produced from alternatives to tropical hardwood (Mansonia).
The boards and mouldings are made from HONEXT board, which is produced in Barcelona.
HONEXT has very low material inputs and a minimal carbon footprint, being manufactured from waste fibres from paper mills using energy generated in the processing of local municipal waste.
HONEXT is made exclusively from 100% recyclable, nontoxic cellulosic waste, with no emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is Cradle to Cradle certified.
Eska board, produced exclusively from recycled fibres and with a zero-waste approach, was used for the backing boards.
The frame mouldings were lined with paper following tradition
al hand binding techniques.