We are very proud of this new installation
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) December 3, 2007
Francois & Co. Announces its Heritage Collection of Fireplace Mantels Debuts in Canada at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. The Stone Fireplace Mantel recently installed at the "sizzling" Steakhouse located in Calgary, Alberta is the first fireplace design from the newly-launched Heritage Collection to be sold outside of the United States.
Francois & Co. http://www.francoisandco.com is the parent company of Stone Age Designs, and a premiere source for hand-carved limestone fireplace mantels, hand-crafted Scagliola Stone™ fireplace mantels, kitchen hoods and Architectural Accents.
Francois & Co. unveiled earlier this year the Heritage Collection, a new line of flawless replicas of Antique fireplace mantels purchased and brought from France. The Heritage Collection fireplace mantels are available in either cut limestone or in Scagliola Stone™. Each and every limestone replica is hand-carved in France by fine artisans commissioned by François & Co. while the Scagliola Stone™ reproductions are hand-crafted in the company's studio located in Atlanta.
Each Stone Fireplace Mantel from the Heritage Collection is delivered with a copy of the original masterpiece's certificate of authentication which documents the origin and history of the antique upon which the Heritage piece is modeled, and bears the stamped wax seal of François & Co.
The Renaissance fireplace mantel that now takes center stage in the Great room of Ruth's Chris Steak House in downtown Calgary is a Scagliola Stone™ replica, of an Antique hand-carved stone mantel, circa 1600, purchased in France by Thierry François, owner and President of François & Co.
This Scagliola Stone™ piece is a Custom Stone Fireplace Mantel that was created on a grander scale to fit the impressive décor of Ruth's Chris Steak House located at the base of the Calgary Tower. It replicates the precision and intricacy of the original after which is was modeled, including weathering and aging done over time.
"The loving recreation of exquisite workmanship is the very essence of our Scagliola Stone™ mantels," explains Jean-Christophe Pandolfi, Director of Sales.
"We are very proud of this new installation" adds Pandolfi. "It demonstrates how centuries-old artistry can be incorporated into 21st century design. The fireplace mantels of our Heritage Collection are flawless replicas of some of the finest hand-carved mantelpieces of their time. Their designs in both Hand-Carved Limestone and Scagliola Stone™ withstand the test of time and fit perfectly in today's spaces" he concludes.
The Heritage Collection is the newest addition to the product offerings of François and Co. The Company also markets under the trademark Stone Age Designs™, a Collection of hand-crafted Scagliola Stone™ Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods and Architectural Accents. Scagliola is a technique developed in Italy in the 17th Century.
It is the art of mixing together chips of stone, and layering the mixture by hand to achieve a natural stone texture of amazing clarity and depth. Thierry François began offering Scagliola Stone™ products in the U.S. in the late 1990's. Since that time, the Scagliola technique has become well known and respected among homeowners, as well as the design, architectural and builder communities as an authentic alternative to lesser cast stone and concrete products.
See each one of the Collections of Francois & Co. and Stone Age Designs at our online Showcase, or visit one of our Showrooms in Atlanta, Charlotte, Los Angeles, or Orlando.
About François & Co.
François & Co. is the parent company of Stone Age Designs which opened in Atlanta in 1998. Since then, the Atlanta-based Company has developed a stellar reputation for its fine Hand-Carved Limestone Fireplace Mantels and fine Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods, Bathtubs, and Architectural Accents.
The fireplace designs of François & Co. have become well known and respected amongst homeowners, as well as with Interior Designers and in the Architectural and Builder Communities.
In addition to its 9,000-square-foot Showroom and Headquarters in Atlanta, François and Co. has Showrooms in Los Angeles/West Hollywood, California Orlando/Winter Park, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina. You may contact François & Co. at 1-866-385-9486 or visit them online at http://www.francoisandco.com/