This frame does away with all those fiddly clasps on the rear, instead utilising the power of magnets to simply but securely keep the picture, glass and frame together.
Watch the Halbe frame in action:
Its modest, timeless design makes it perfect for showcasing your artworks.
This frame is a Red Dot Design Award winner – which recognises the world’s best design products. This frame won the award for stripping down the design of the frame to the essentials, high quality materials and the ultimate in comfortable and functional handling
Each frame comprises three main elements: a base element, the glass and the outer frame, which can be separated from each other easily using gentle pressure thanks to an adhesive magnetic strip.
The outer frame comes in aluminium or solid wood and in a range of sizes to suit your needs and can even be made-to-measure. Glass can also be matt or gloss.
Material: aluminum, wood, glass
Size: made to measure or multiple standard sizes
What our testers say
We like how simple this frame is, both in appearance and in functionality. Gone are the fiddly metal bits you have to bend on the back or twiddly snap-able plastic clips on traditional frames. It looks really clean and stylish too so your pictures really do take centre stage.
You only need light pressure to separate and reconnect the component parts and it is so much easier than a traditional frame. The magnetic strips are really strong though so you can rest assured it is not going to fall off your wall.
You can design the exact shape, size and colour of your frame on Halbe’s website – but be warned it is German. You can translate the page but it is still a bit tricky to navigate.
These frames are only for hanging on walls. It would be nice if there was also a version that had stands so they could sit on mantlepieces and tables. They do have hanging holes on every side though (rather than just 2 – one for portrait and one for landscape) so it doesn’t matter if you accidentally frame something upside down!
The Halbe Magnetic frame is designed by Halbe-Rahmen, a company based in Kirchen, Germany and established in the late 1940s by Hubert and now Heinrich Halbe.
Their frames are used across the world, particularly by galleries, restorers, museums and individuals as they offer sleek design, bespoke sizing and high level conservation properties (fire resistance, humidity balance, luminous, chemical free etc.)