Luna Designs

LUNA Designs – rustic picture frames made from reclaimed timber

Luna designs handcrafts shabby chic picture and photo frames from reclaimed distressed timber.

We are careful to preserve the vintage patina of all the distressed wood that we acquire and the unique character of our rustic frames reflects this passion.

Whether from the deck of a ship, a vintage ceiling or and antique fence – each piece tells it’s own story.
The rustic wood collected for our shabby chic picture frames is carefully stored and processed on our farm to the North of Cape Town where the dry desert conditions ensure that our timber is well preserved and dry before being turned into beautiful distressed frames.

Each rustic plank is carefully selected and prepared before being made into stunning unique vintage looking frame. The frames are fumigated in a two-step process involving both heat and chemical treatment before returning to Cape Town to be cleaned and polished, after which they are ready to be packed for our customers around the world.

the story

In 1996 the brothers Mark and Brian Fanner founded Luna Designs with the intention of creating sustainable employment in a labour intensive industry.

Since then their company has been manufacturing hand-made rustic picture frames from recycled wood. The frames are made with loving attention to detail in a contemporary French Industrial style, well suited to modern and shabby chic interiors.

Today Luna Designs is part owned by our German distributors and is a successful South African business with many happy customers around the world.

the people

The working atmosphere at Luna Designs is based on respect and trust, free from any discrimination. Our management style is responsible and supportive.

Our staff are paid a fixed salary and receive all the benefits prescribed by South African labour law including paid leave, sick leave and other benefits.

The majority of our suppliers are homeless and unemployed people who collect waste wood in Cape Town and surrounding areas. Luna pays these suppliers directly instead of sing middle men.

the philosophy

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Luna Designs is committed to pursuing economic, social and ecological goals.

Through efficient recycling of waste wood and the sale of quality products made from the distressed timber that we gather we are not only able to contribute to the reduction of waste but are also able to offer many people hope for their future.

Everyone involved in the business from the suppliers to the employees receive a regular income allowing Luna Designs to directly contribute to social welfare and stability in our local area

our products

All frames produced by Luna Designs are handmade using various types of reclaimed timber. Therefore the measurements can vary slightly from frame to frame. The products displayed on this website are examples only and cannot be replicated in exactly this way. Each frame is unique.

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