Aug 3 2007
Stone Age Designs Introduces a New Line of Contemporary Fireplace Mantels in Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™. The "Moderne" Fireplace Mantel Collection, is a new line of sleek, contemporary Stone Mantels, and each one is an original creation in Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™. These original creations designed by Thierry François and his brother Olivier, an architect from France, have become a part of the Scagliola Stone™ Collection of Stone Age Designs that includes custom stone fireplace mantels, custom stone kitchen hoods, and architectural accents.
Drawing inspiration from their love of 20th Century design and art, the François brothers have created the "Moderne" Fireplace Mantel Collection, a new line of sophisticated Scagliola Stone™ fireplace mantles which delight in the essential shape.
Stone Age Designs, created by Thierry François is now part of the parent company François & Co. The Company's new "Moderne" Collection of Fireplace Mantels features several designs reminiscent of artistic movements from art deco to cubism to post-modern. With minimal embellishments, these new custom stone fireplaces have an overall attitude of cool simplicity.
The new Scagliola Stone™ custom stone fireplace mantels provide an elegant alternative to fireplace designs like those in precast stone. All the stone fireplace mantels of the "Moderne" Collection have sleek, essential shapes. And of course they also uphold to the Stone Age Designs and François & Co. standards of architectural balance and harmonious proportions. Superb craftsmanship is the trademark that brings people to our Showcase, and the reason more and more discriminating homeowners are selecting our fireplace designs over a cast stone mantel, and concrete products.
François & Co., the parent company of Stone Age Designs, began offering a Scagliola Stone™ fireplace mantel collection in the U.S. in the late 1990s. The texture of each of our fireplace designs and kitchen hood designs is as rich as the history of Scagliola. Scagliola is a technique developed in the 17th century, and our "secret Scagliola Stone™ process" is the art of mixing together chips of marble, limestone and travertine, and layering the mixture by hand to achieve a natural stone texture of amazing clarity and depth. In little more than a decade, the hand-crafted Scagliola Stone™ products of Stone Age Designs and François & Co. have become market leaders and are well-known among homeowners, as well as the design, architectural and builder communities.
A fireplace mantel from Stone Age Designs may also be a customized design to fit any project you are able to imagine. "We have a team of craftsmen," says Thierry François, "that are so skilled; they are able to create the fireplace mantel that you see in your mind."
Discriminating homeowners seek out Stone Age Designs' original Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ and hand-carved limestone from Francois & Co., for their fine homes. "You will also find custom stone fireplace mantels, stone kitchen hoods, and architectural accents from Stone Age Designs in the homes, and offices of successful businesses and of those who know quality, craftsmanship, and want the best," says Thierry François.
The residents of Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and Los Angeles represent only a small portion of discriminating homeowners from across the United States who seek out Stone Age Designs online -- on the Internet -- for their custom mantels and kitchen hoods, as well as for architectural accents and even bath tubs.