Since 1992 Conservation by Design (CXD) has provided a comprehensive range of high quality conservation storage and display products including furniture, showcases acid-free boxes, museum boards and specialist papers to Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Archives worldwide. In addition, the CXD engineering facility designs and manufactures a wide range of storage furniture including Planorama®, a unique anodised aluminium drawer storage and display system. CXD also provide museum grade display cases.
Founder, Stuart Welch, had the vision to establish an ethical company with a positive philosophy dedicated to creative, open-minded design and products that would answer the needs of all areas of cultural preservation. Over twenty years on, those values still remain the cornerstone of the CXD business.
Holder of the Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, CXD’s passion is conservation and its reputation for quality and expertise has been built on an enthusiasm to understand and satisfy the needs of a wide variety of clients. The company’s commitment to craftsmanship and tradition is matched by an advanced product development programme to ensure that it continues to lead the market through innovation.
In 2007 CXD was acquired by Arqadia, the UK’s leading supplier of mouldings and mountboard to the art and framing market. This move provided the support, investment and resources needed to help develop the company, improve its customer service and explore some exciting new product opportunities.