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Conservation By Design Australia

Conservation By Design Australia, is a dedicated specialty division of Megawood Larson-Juhl who are Australia's largest wholesale supplier to the art & framing industry.

We aim to specialise in providing archival, preservation materials and supplies to the museum and bookbinding industry, with exclusive, innovative, market-leading products. 

Although a majority of our expanded product range is sourced from Conservation By Design in the UK, we also source product from other market-leading manufacturers such as Bainbridge Artcare matboard and Tru-Vue Optium Museum Acrylic. 

Conservation By Design International

The international head office for Conservation By Design (CXD) is based in the UK since 1992, and has long been recognised as Europe's leading and most comprehensive supplier of conservation and preservation materials. 

Conservation by Design has also been awarded the unique distinction of being a 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 program to ensure that it continues to lead the market through innovation.

In 2007 CXD was acquired by Larson-Juhl international, the world's leading supplier 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 and develop some exciting new product opportunities.

Megawood Larson-Juhl

Megawood started from very humble beginnings over 25 years ago, originally based in Brisbane, Megawood has had a long established history in Australia, gradually building its presence across the country as a leading supplier to the framing & graphics industries.

MWLJ specializing in the industry’s widest range of products from digital printing and signage, professional mounting and laminating, and of course, traditional picture framing materials, supplies & machinery. 

In 2010, Megawood was acquired by Larson-Juhl International. 

Larson-Juhl International

The legacy of Larson-Juhl International can be traced back to 1893 when Pacific Picture Frame was founded in Seattle, Washington, which eventually became Larson-Juhl. 

In 2002, under the direction of President and owner, Craig Ponzio, Larson-Juhl International was recognized as a strong market leading company, and as such, was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, a company directed by Warren Buffett, joining the ranks of other prestigious Warren Buffett investments such as Gillette, Coca Cola, American Express and H&R Block.

The acquisition of Larson-Juhl was actually the quickest transaction in Berkshire Hathaway's history, taking only about 90 minutes.

Since then, the management team of Larson-Juhl International, have continued to lead the company with the same values that have made Larson-Juhl International the premier manufacturer and distributor of fine custom picture frame moulding around the world, operating 54 facilities in 15 countries around the globe.