What we do
We’re a small, family-run wall art business, offering bespoke commissions and made-to-order reprint collections - inspired primarily by science, food history and nature. We aim to provide a high quality, personalised service for people looking to fill their walls with the beautiful, rare or alternative. We love nothing more than discovering snapshots of history which can be preserved as special pieces of art.
Rosie is very much the creative heartbeat of the business. It was sourcing and framing pieces for friends and family that gave her the idea to start Petri Prints in 2020 from our South London home. As well as an art enthusiast, Rosie is a Registered Dietitian and science author, who alongside working in the NHS, has long been fascinated by the graphic communication of science.
Ant has a background working in start-ups and specifically working in the world of e-commerce. He leads on the operational, growth and financial side of the business- essentially helping things run as smoothly and productively as possible.
However, as with most start-ups, both of us muck in to do a wide variety of tasks. We can often be found carefully packaging antique prints late at night in front of the latest addictive Netflix series…
What we offer
Our antiques are specially sourced from all over the world, before being hand-framed and ready to hang. These are mostly from the 18th and 19th Century.
Our made-to-order reprint collections are also a core part of our offering, being reproduced to the highest standard from our original antiques and hand-framed in the UK.
If you're looking for something bespoke, we also offer a commissioning service where we can source, design and frame antiques or reprints for whatever you had in mind.
Please get in touch via email@example.com or send us a DM on Instagram @petri_prints.
The story behind Petri Prints
The origins of Petri Prints are ones rooted in deep sadness, but also of hope and love. We had to stop working in 2018 to care for our only child at the time - Enzo - who was diagnosed at the age of 11 months with a rare, aggressive leukaemia affecting babies. After a year and a half of gruelling treatment - much of which was in hospital isolation - Enzo very sadly died in 2020, during his bone marrow transplant, aged just two and a half.
Enzo is our inspiration. The three of us spent so much time together - often unable to leave our hospital room for weeks on end - laughing, playing and appreciating the fragility of life. He taught us to take life slow, value simplicity and most importantly, cherish being together as a family.
Enzo would have loved Petri Prints. He no doubt would have played football or hide and seek with the packing boxes and hung an antique pasta or dinosaur lithograph on his wall. One can never fully heal from losing a child, but Petri Prints has helped us find some purpose in our lives - and - ultimately, learn to survive better.
Enzo inspired us to work together and to start something special. All of this, is because of him.