Future of Framing: Micah Paul

We are very fortunate at The Studio Shop to be working with talented picture frame designer Micah Paul. He is truly pushing picture frame design into the future by incorporating technology in the design and fabrication of each frame.  Much work is CAD designed and cut with a laser to replicate tire treads, bike chains, spikes, teeth, lizard skin. Frames may also include LED lights or programmed microprocessors to control lighting, moving parts or even a sound track.

Micah Paul, California Volkswagen mirror frame
Award winning design by Micah Paul. Incorporates hand cut tire tread frame and inner mirror frame to reflect hand painted surfaces.

Micah Paul, Sons of Anarchy Frame
Sons of Anarchy frame by Micah Paul. The motorcyle frame around the perimeter is hand assembed from laser cut acrylic.

Detail from Sons of Anarchy Frame
Detail from Sons of Anarchy Frame. Bullet casings come from San Jouquin County, home of the fictional town Charming.

Side detail of handmade motorcycle chain.
Side detail of handmade motorcycle chain from laser cut acrylic, black and red laminated together.

Owl frame uses moulding that looks like a birch tree, individual pieces joined laser cut acrylic feathers. Mat is marbelized acrylic cut with laser.
Owl frame uses moulding that looks like a birch tree, individual pieces joined laser cut acrylic feathers. Mat is marbelized acrylic cut with laser.

Detail of acrylic feathers from Owl Frame.
Detail of acrylic feathers from Owl Frame.

Detail of Dragon Frame
Detail of Dragon Frame

Detail of Skull Frame
Detail of Skull Frame