Inside the Atelier of Francoise Montague
Welcome to the Atelier of French design house Francoise Montague. According to Wikipedia: “Atelier is the French word for “workshop”, and in English is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts, where a principal master and a number of assistants worked together producing pieces that went out in the master’s name.” Marion Stern, the mastermind of the Montague atelier, painstakingly picks each bead, strings each strand, and constructs each piece by hand with her small staff of expert artisans. She knows her platers by name, her bead vendors are people with whom she’s worked for decades, and her business caters to people who want to know that they are buying one of a kind pieces of art. No mass produced goods here my friends. We appreciate the craft and the process, but more importantly we are acutely aware of the fact that true artistry does not take place in a factory, but rather in the careful hands of the artist herself. We champion this process and we invite you to join us.
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