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Signarture Wins Best of Houzz 2019

Congratulations Signarture - Best of Houzz 2019 Award Winner

We are thrilled to start 2019 by sharing the news that Signarture has been awarded Best of Houzz for a sixth successive year.

The award is determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of recent reviews from clients. Signarture has consistently received 5-star ratings from their clients and several images of their artworks are among the most popular in the Artwork category as voted by the 40 million active members of the global Houzz community.

We're very grateful to those clients who took the time to write their reviews that earned us the award. We've also earned a couple of other Houzz badges of recommendation, acknowledging that our professional design knowledge and advice is highly valued.

"Best of Houzz is a true badge of honour as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, renovation and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Tony Been, APAC Country Manager of Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favourites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app."

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. It provides not only inspiration for your next renovation or redecorating project, but an easy way to connect with the design professionals who can help turn that into reality.

Thank you to all our clients, and thank you Houzz!

Check it out here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/signarture

Signarture Wins Best of Houzz 2018

Congratulations Signarture - Best of Houzz 201 Award Winner

We are thrilled to start 2018 by sharing the news that Signarture has been awarded Best of Houzz for a fifth successive year.

The award is determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of recent reviews from clients. Signarture has consistently received 5-star ratings from their clients and several images of their artworks are among the most popular in the Artwork category as voted by the 40 million active members of the global Houzz community.

We're very grateful to those clients who took the time to write their reviews that earned us the award. We've also earned a couple of other Houzz badges of recommendation, acknowledging that our professional design knowledge and advice is highly valued. 

"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, VP Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

If you haven't yet taken a look at Houzz, it provides not only inspiration for your next renovation or redecorating project, but an easy way to connect with the design professionals who can help make it happen for you.

Thank you clients, thank you Houzz!

Check it out here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/signarture

Announcing our New Perth Showroom Partner + Wine In Design Launch

Innerspace  - Signarture Perth Showroom Partner

We are delighted to announce our new showroom partner Innerspace, located at 509 Murray Street in the heart of Perth.

The team are passionate about quality and good design and their range caters to every furnishing need for residential, commercial and hospitality interiors and exteriors.

Innerspace represents leading international furniture brands, from Flexform and Thonet to Herman Miller, whilst maintaining an equal dedication to bespoke Australian design.

The showroom will display examples of our artworks on perspex and canvas, including 3D framed fine art prints, and installation is timed to coincide with Contemporary Wine In Design to be held on Saturday October 15th, 2016.

According to the organisers, the event will bring to Perth a range of topical industry talks, international designers, installations and a complete immersion in the design lifestyle of Perth - all complimented by some of the regions' finest wines.

Innerspace will be hosting workshops, product launches, and events throughout the day with their wine partner, Flying Fish Cove.

Signarture Creative Director, Sarah Leslie, will be there during the day, so whether you're a design industry professional or an art and design savvy member of public who has always wanted to be able to see our artworks up close / in person, we look forward to meeting you in Perth!

Register for Contemporary Wine in Design

February 25, 2016

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Highly Recommended + Top Houzz Influencer

Houzz rates Signarture Highly Recommended and a Top Influencer

We are delighted to have received two further awards from the Houzz community, and according to the advice letter we received "that's a really big deal". Time to break out the champagne!

The Influencer badge is awarded to design professionals whose advice and knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community. 

The Recommended badge only goes to the top-rated professionals on Houzz.

As at the end of 2015, Houzz was reported as having 35 million unique monthly visitors worldwide, with over 1 million design professionals, such as Signarture, active on the platform.

Signarture was the 15th most recommended of some 35,000 Artists and Artisans worldwide, and the top recommended of some 800 within Australia.

If you're renovating or redecorating, we highly recommend Houzz as a your go to resource for inspiration, advice and discovering the right professionals to bring your dreams to fruition. Be warned, it can be addictive!

View our Houzz profile here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/signarture

Modern and Contemporary in Art and Design

Pierre Passebon PAD London 2015

Galerie du Passage Pierre Passebon showing inspirational combinations of furniture and art from different eras. Photo courtesy PAD London.

We always look forward to PAD, London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. This high end show epitomises how modern art, photography, design and decorative arts can be used in combination to create highly personalised and uniquely stunning interiors.

If you're planning on visiting the show which, runs from 14th - 18th October 2015, you might like some pointers on the distinctions between 'Modern' and 'Contemporary' as applied to art and design. 

The Modern Art movement is typically quoted as 1860-1950 with the first examples of abstraction. It was the beginning of a backlash to traditional 'academic art' of the Renaissance, and spans a wide variety of artistic styles all of which emphasize the value of being original and doing something innovative. Modern art is all about personal expression.

In the Postmodern era that followed, artworks that had been created using technologies such as silk screening began to appear, deconstructing the idea that artworks had to be originals or indeed that individual artistic genius was required, Art became more about conception than production.

In design, the Modernist movement is mostly quoted as post World War I, from about 1918-1950 and it celebrated the advances in technology that accompanied the industrial revolution. Again there were a number of schools of thought, but the common principle was that they eschewed decorative excess. Modern design was exclusively about form and function.

The term 'Contemporary' is not attached to a historical period but instead simply describes art and design “of our moment". At this point in time, artworks dating back to about 1970 are considered contemporary.

Contemporary interior design can therefore incorporate an eclectic mix of both modern and contemporary furniture and art. And, even though our perspex artworks are often referred to as 'very modern', and indeed the material was popularized during the Modernist movement of design, they are strictly contemporary.

Enjoy the show! 

Art, Design and Technology

Some of our clients compare the ultra-modern appearance of our frameless perspex artworks to that of a flat screen TV. They certainly are as far removed from a canvas as the latter are from their analogue counterparts. A recent client who clearly loves his technology commented: "They're like the i-Phones of the art world". 

We'll take that as a compliment. Apple are world renowned for innovation, and for stimulating our desire for their brand of technology by delivering it to uncompromising design standards. Our artworks too are the result of an innovative blend of art, design and technology. 

The other week Apple unveiled their latest range of beautifully designed products, of which the iPhone 6S will be available in stores in Australia this week. As usual, in addition to offering enhanced functionality, such as 3D Touch, the new iPhone 6S is also offered in a new finish - rose gold.

In addition to the huge variety of artwork options that we offer, you also now have a choice of finish in the spacer bolts that are supplied with your perspex artwork.

The standard finish remains Satin Chrome, but by special order, Satin Gold and Satin Black are available, along with Bright Chrome and Bright Gold.

So whether your decor features warmer tones of gold and copper, or cooler tones of silver and pewter, or you're embracing the trend for mixed metallics, your artwork will fit right in. And if you planning on placing your artwork in the kitchen or bathroom there's even a satin black which will co-ordinate with the latest matt black tapware.  

 

Introducing Signarture 3D Framed Fine Art Perspex Prints

We're excited to be launching our new product line at the DEN Furniture * Design Fair in Melbourne.

Our innovative 3D Frame lends a whole new contemporary, organic feel to our fine art perspex prints.  

Retaining the light, minimal appearance of our frameless perspex artworks, there are no visible fixings and the wall colour shows through.

The frame holds the print away from the wall, and so is able to generate the unique, full colour, 3D shadow-casting effect for which Signarture perspex artworks are well known.

Constructed from sustainably sourced Tasmanian Oak, with a natural oiled finish that enhances the beauty of the raw timber, these frames are suit a wide range of interior styles, from contemporary to more traditional. 

Each frame is hand crafted and finished with our signarture engraved metal brand plate. Produced in limited edition, each print is accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Our aviary collection is now available as 3D framed fine art prints in a range of 4 sizes: find them in the online gallery