Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
The Chéteau de Montbéliard (Castle of Montbeliard), also known as the Chéteau des ducs de Wérttemberg (Castle of the Dukes of Wérttemberg) is a fortress located on an outcropping rock that surveys the town of Montbéliard in the Doubs département of France. It is believed that there has been a fortress on the site since the Gallo-Roman times, though then it was only a wooden watchtower acting as an observation post for the defence of the town of Mandeure (Epomanduodurum). Until 1397, the castle belonged to the Montfaucon family. The marriage of Henriette d'Orbe to Eberhard IV, son of the count Eberhard III of Wérttemberg, transferred the ownership of the castle to the Wérttemberg family.
Montbéliard is the birthplace of: Nicolaus Taurellus (1547-1606), philosopher and theologian Nicolas Tournier (1590-ca. 1638), painter Wolf Christoph Zorn von Plobsheim (1655-1721), architect (de:Wolf Christoph Zorn von Plobsheim) Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), naturalist and zoologist Alexander of Wérttemberg (1771-1833) Frédéric Cuvier (1773-1838), zoologist and physisist Henri Mouhot (1826-1861), naturalist René Thom (1923"2002), mathematician
Dominique Voynet (* 1958), Green politian) Frank Darabont (* 1959), American filmmaker
Adrien Mérk (* 1979), golfer Pierre-Alain Frau (1980-present), footballer
Most Designs Used Today Were Conceived Hundreds Of Years Ago By Some Of The Worlds Most Famous Architects And Designers Working For The Aristocracies And The Well To Do Of Their Period.
Many of these architects and designers are as well known as Leonardo da Vinci (renaissance architecture) or Michelangelo,s (baroque architecture) as well as more recently William Morris, John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement in America circa 1900.) Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene to name a few.
Every Successful Creative Enterprise Is Always Built On A Foundation That Was Laid Down By Its Predecessors.
All creative people are dependent upon the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
Today Our Master Craftsman Build All Of Our Products Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Furnishings Design Conception.
All 21st Century Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.
Whether We Build Products For Your Modern Dream Home Or Ancient Castle
every element Is always built to future collectable antiquity investment quality standards and will stand the test of time. Destined to become a part of your families appreciating financial net worth as well as a proud to own legacy heirloom.