François & Co. Announces the Opening of its New Los Angeles Showroom

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François & Co. Announces the Opening of its New Los Angeles Showroom, and is Hosting a Grand Opening Party to Celebrate the Arrival of the Premier Source for Hand-Carved Limestone Fireplace Mantels and Fine Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ Fireplace Mantels, and Architectural Accents..

François & Co. announces the opening of its new Los Angeles Showroom, and is hosting a Grand Opening Party to celebrate the arrival of the premier source for Hand-Carved Limestone Fireplace Mantels, and Fine Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods, and Architectural Accents.

Francois & Co., is home to Award-Winning Designer, and President, Thierry Francois, and now has Showrooms in Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, and the new Los Angeles Showroom at 647 North Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for October 11, 2007 while the Showroom is open.

Francois & Co. is the premier source for Hand-Carved Fireplace Mantels like the Renaissance, which is one the many fireplace designs of the new Heritage Collection of Hand-Carved Limestone Mantels. Each fireplace mantel is hand-carved in France using newly cut limestone or reclaimed stone from historical estates. As meticulously, and using virtually the same methods as the original artists, the French stonemasons, commissioned by Francois & Co., painstakingly carve exact replicas of antique masterpieces.

The results are exquisite works of art that are the mirror images of their antique models. This deliberate and specialized method imbues each of the pieces with a sense of history and the beauty of a timeless antique. The attention to carved detail is what defines a great mantel and the detail and beauty recreated by the artisans from Francois & Co. is peerless, withstanding the closest inspection.

Since 1998, Francois & Co. has also become the premiere source for Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ fireplace mantels, kitchen hoods, bathtubs and architectural accents.
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The new Los Angeles Showroom features - in a French inspired décor - Hand-Carved Limestone Fireplace Mantels from the new Heritage Collection, as well as Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ fireplace designs, Kitchen Hoods, and Architectural Accents.

The "Heritage" Collection is comprised of exceptional antique fireplace mantels purchased in France. Each of these masterpieces has a history of its own. The fine artisans of François & Co. then bring each piece to vibrant life by meticulously carving a mirror image, perfect down to the tiniest detail. Each resulting replica is available in Hand-Carved Limestone or in Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™. The Heritage Collection fireplace mantels emulate the appearance and preserve the legacy of original masterpieces, thus providing a true sense of history and timeless beauty to any modern home.

Scagliola Stone™ is as rich in texture as it is in history. Scagliola is a technique developed by impoverished Italian monks in the 17th Century to restore their monastery. It is the art of mixing together chips of stone (Scaglia in Italian), stabilizing agents and pigments, and layering the mixture by hand to achieve a material indistinguishable from natural stone. The precision and intricate detail possible with this method is truly astonishing. The Scagliola Stone™ is a noble, authentic alternative to lesser cast stone and concrete products. The François & Co. Hand-Crafted Scagliola Stone™ Mantels feature intricate details, impossible to achieve with cast stone or lightweight concrete. Note the intricate detail of the Elysee and visit our new Los Angeles Showroom at 647 North Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for October 11, 2007 while the Showroom is open today.

About François & Co.:

Francois & 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 Orlando - Winter Park, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Los Angeles - West Hollywood, California. You may contact François & Co. at 1-866-385-9486 or visit them online at http://www.francoisandco.com/
Kathee Austin
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