Design Development Associates - a mechanical design firm applying 3D, solid modeling CAD technology to the development and fabrication of devices used in the restoration and repair of art objects.
Tensioners are devices used to control and reduce warpage in panel paintings often caused by changes in humidity and temperature. They apply a controllable, adjustable tension to the panels.
Tensioners are available in LINEAR (link) photo #1 installation of linear
and CONCENTRIC (link) styles photo #3 showing whole painting with tensioners.
Our custom design and fabrication capabilities are involved in the creation of mechanisms and machinery to aid in the scanning and conservation of art. (link to page photo gallery of Met installations)