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On May 22, the Professional Association of Freelance Photographers and Film Designers e. V. traditionally awarded the three winners of the New BFF Promotion Prize as part of the environmental photography festival "Horizons zingst" in Zingst. The motto of the competition, "And then everything was blue," gave the up-and-coming photographers the chance to provide food for thought on how to look at our immediate surroundings.
Life is full of beautiful, unique moments that need to be captured - nothing does that better than a framed picture. To celebrate these great moments, we have developed a new image film.
500 newly framed works have been presented to the world since the end of October in the new Munch Museum in Oslo. But how are works of art by such a famous artist reframed? Do the appropriate materials still exist? Who is involved in such a project? The following documentary accompanies the extensive research and redesign project.
Would you like to use your magnetic frames as variably as possible in terms of insertion depth? Then order your frames with increased insertion depth and optionally fill the space inside the frame with a light and stable corrugated cardboard.
Once a month, editor Sebastian Schroeder talks about photography with interesting guests from pop culture, the photo industry and politics. For the September episode Sebastian had David Halbe in the studio.
Every HALBE customer is asked to rate the service, quality and performance after receiving their order. All feedback is collected, managed, published and evaluated by the independent specialist eKomi. Thus, currently over 6,000 customer reviews were bundled and HALBE awarded with 4.9 out of 5 stars.
75 years HALBE - and Egon Caspari has been with us as a loyal customer for over four decades. On the occasion of our anniversary, the photographer gives an insight into his experiences with HALBE. How did he discover our frames? What convinced him of the magnetic frames? And how does he look back on the last 43 years? That's what the conversation with Managing Director David Halbe is all about.
Timeless picture frames have been playing a major role in interior design again for some time now. The trend is moving away from pictures on acrylic glass or other materials, and back to the classic framed picture. Why are picture frames still such a popular design element?
In this 40th jubilee year of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Leica Camera AG is honouring Luca Locatelli and Gonçalo Fonseca as the 2020 winners.
When it comes to the color selection for the frame and passepartout, the choice of cardboard is usually one of our three white shades. In addition to these classics and a black material, there is now a new, light gray shade for cartons at HALBE.
The New BFF Award 2020 is awarded according to the theme: "elementar", or "elemental". The exhibition displays the interesting artworks of this year's finalists and gives new perspectives on highly relevant topics.
As part of the environmental photography festival "horizonte zingst", which took place from 26 May to 3 June, the New BFF Sponsorship Award was also presented. For this prize, 15 students had the opportunity to develop and implement an application-related photo concept. The winners have now been chosen and the ten best works were presented at "horizonte zingst"


made in the Southwest - HALBE on SWR

As part of the report series "made in Südwest" from SWR, which presents successful companies, initiatives and family businesses from the southwest of Germany, the company HALBE will also be presented on Wednesday, 9.5.2018 at 18:15 on SWR.


HALBE Online Shop tested - Netzsieger

The online shop of HALBE was tested again, this time by the portal Netzsieger and awarded with the rating "very good". More details in the test report from
This year, the manufacturer of high-quality picture frames was not honoured for one of its multiple award-winning products, but was included in the list of the best in the category "Excellent Communications Design Editorial" with the German Design Award for its "Portrait". The German Design Award honours products, projects and their manufacturers and designers that are groundbreaking for the design landscape


Riegel - KulturBewahren 2017 awarded

On 26 October 2017, the "Riegel - KulturBewahren. Prize for the Protection, care and Exhibition of Art and Cultural Property" was awarded in Munich. The award went to the "Notfallverbünde Deutschland"


Open house at HALBE

We cordially invite you to the 23rd of November to get to know the company HALBE frames better. On Thursday, November 23rd HALBE opens its doors for customers and interested visitors from 9:00 to 18:00: there will be exciting insights into the family business HALBE and the picture frame production


Product News: Stand & Photo Frame

There are two new products at HALBE: With the new universal stand you can set up your existing and future magnetic frames beautifully and securely. For small-format pictures, the new photo frame is a great option. Available in the popular photo formats 13x13 cm, 13x18 cm and 18x24 cm. The stand is already included here.


HALBE at the RAW-Photofestival Worpswede

On September 23 and 24, 2017 we would like to welcome you at our booth at the photo market of the RAW-Photofestival in Worpswede. Among others, Leica, Schneider Kreuznach, Fujifilm, Rollei, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Novoflex, Hensel, Hahnemühle, Tetenal, Crumpler, Sirui and Sigma will be there.


HALBE on SWR television

Last week on 26.07 the SWR television was visiting HALBE. Now you can see the three and a half minute contribution in the Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz: In the short film, Heinrich HALBE guides you, the viewer, through the history of HALBE and the genesis of today's magnetic frame.
Last Thursday, 29 June 2017, the winners of the German Brand Awards were honoured for the second time at a festive gala at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Among the winners of the evening was HALBE-Rahmen. The manufacturer of magnetic frames was honoured in the category "Industry Excellence in Branding - E-Business" with the highest award, the German Brand Award in Gold - for excellent brand management as well as the new online shop & picture frame configurator.
At the two-day symposium, conservation and restoration problems will be presented and solutions will be developed. From 24-26.11 the 25th conference of the Austrian Association of Conservators will take place with the active support of HALBE.
There are many honours for the creation of art. Now, for the first time, there is also an award for the diverse commitment to the preservation of art and cultural assets - the "Riegel - KulturBewahren". Find out more about the Riegel, this year's award winners and the award-winning project "SicherheitsLeitfadenKulturgut - SiLK".


Museum Get-Together 2016 - with HALBE

Under the motto "Museum communicates" 9 speakers talk about their museums and their projects. Besides other exhibitors from the exhibiting and museum technology branches HALBE was one of the leading companies for picture presentation and demonstrated the magnetic frame principle as well as special picture frames for museums – the Conservo and Protect frames.


Photokina 2016 - Masters of Photography

HALBE Rahmen was at the Photokina Convention 2016 in Cologne, which took place from 20 to 25 September. A photo exhibition titled "Masters of Photography" in hall 1, organized by Leica Camera, featured pictures that were framed by HALBE-Rahmen.
The town of Freudenberg and its half-timbered silhouette have achieved international fame. But the sight we know has come a long way and has undergone two reconstructions. The document of the Flecken-Privilege, destroyed by a devastating town fire in 1966, was made again 21 years later, and is now professionally framed in the town archive and presented to the population.
Halbe-Rahmen has won yet another award! The Rat für Formgebung (Council for Design) awarded the company with the German Brand Award 2016 for Industry Excellence in Branding - Consumer Goods.


Setting the right frame

"Setting the right frame" - A few weeks ago, the British The Collectors Chronicle, published an article about the creation of the Halbe magnetic frame principle, its constant further development and the family-run company.
In the June 2016 issue, the IHK published an article about HALBE frames in its journal under the title "Alles im Rahmen!". In it, the author Oliver Rohrbach outlines the history of the company and its product's origins and development up to the novelty of the Alu4.
In May 2016, Kunsthandel published an interview by Thomas Deinlein on the subject of glass with the managing directors David and Heinrich HALBE. Focus of the interview is the importance of glass for HALBE and which glasses can be used for which purpose.
Quite a few picture frames pass through the hands of our employees every day. Each of them knows the individual components and their delivery condition.
New magnetic frame wins international premium award for excellent product design at the German Design Award 2016.


Exponatec 2015 - The art of perfect framing

From 18 - 20 November 2015, the trade fair for museum, conservation and heritage took place in the Museumshallen Cologne. 197 companies from 21 countries were present. Among them also HALBE frames. Over 4000 trade visitors came to the fair.
FotoTV, the world's largest webTV about photography hosted this year's FotoTV. Challenge at the Oberstdorf Photo Summit 2015...
HALBE happily receives the German Design Award: the festive award ceremony took place during the consumer goods trade fair Ambiente....
A red carpet welcomed the approximately 1,000 guests who had come to Düsseldorf on 9 November 2009 for the presentation of the 2nd German Sustainability Award. Within the framework of a grand gala, politicians, entrepreneurs and artists from a wide range of fields were honoured under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel
What is good design, what distinguishes the winning products?
You will find an answer to these questions in the red dot design museum in Essen - a museum of a special kind. Here you can see the largest exhibition of contemporary design - worldwide.