Hanging framed pictures can be a real problem if you don’t want to put holes in your wall or have a landlord that doesn’t allow it. But there’s a new solution headed toward the market: Flikframe is the world’s first re-stickable and collapsible photo frame.
Flikframe is made of 100% recycled boxboard that is precision cut and coated with a water-repellent satin finish. This gives it a sleek look and 90-degree outer edges.
Instead of glass, the frames use an acrylic that has 92% light transmission (glass windows usually have 83-90%). This also means the frames are unlikely to shatter should they fall.
The frames are light, but also sturdy, and incredibly thin at just 6mm when flat packed and 25mm when fully assembled.
“It’s exciting to inject personality and colors into your home but traditional MDF picture frames are too heavy to hang without ruining your walls,” says Jolene Chang, founder of Flikframe. “We decided we had to come up with something new.”
The frames are attached to the wall using 4 re-stickable adhesive pads. Your picture is then secured in the frame using elastic straps, which is faster than sealing it in with metal pins like in a traditional frame.
Magnets inside the frame will hold it flush with the wall plate that is stuck onto the wall, providing a neat finish.
Flikframe also has a number of “jackets” that can change the appearance of the frame. They are made of pre-scored and printed paper, allowing you to customize your frame as you see fit.
Here’s a brief video overview of the project and product:
Flikframe is currently available on Kickstarter, where for a $17.50 contribution you’ll be signed up to receive two Flikframes if/when the project successfully funds and delivers in December 2017.