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Tartaruga Design’s Unmatched Fireplace Mantel Designs

Tartaruga Design Inc. offers only the best with its hand-sculpted and historically accurate fireplace mantels. Founded in 1994, we at Tartaruga Design can boast twenty years of excellence. Our passion and expertise comes out in the artistic elements of each mantel we design. Your mantel of choice is sure to add sophistication to your home.

Meet the Experienced Designer

Tartaruga Design was founded by Italian-born Luca Savazzi. He has over 20 years of experience in sculpting bronze, stone, wood, and clay. His passion and attention to detail is what sets his work apart from others. He fell in love with the practice of hand-cast stone, and since then has devoted his work and passion to producing the finest quality mantels around. His love of travel and architecture has significantly influenced his hand-carved designs. Each of his mantel designs reflects the history he loves.

Historically Accurate Designs

The many styles and designs offered by Tartaruga Design are accurate and authentic representations of history. Luca Savazzi constantly travels, researches, and observes in order to bring you the most historically authentic designs possible. He has intensely studied the art and architecture of such historically beautiful countries as France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, and the United Kingdom. He observes, sketches, and takes photos to bring the knowledge he gains directly into his designs.

Featured Mantel Styles

Each mantel is made from the finest Cortina Stone finishes including classico, French limestone, Indiana grey, Jerusalem gold, noce, botticino, and many more. Tartaruga has also divided our collection of mantels into categories to assist your selection process. These categories are French mantel, English style, Italianate style, and contemporary style.

Great Customer Service and Simple Ordering

When you want to order a mantel from Tartaruga Design, simply decide on the style you want, submit your request, and you will receive a prompt quote which includes manufacturing, shipping, and installation. Once you’ve accepted our quote and paid the deposit agreed on, the manufacturing begins. You are involved in the process the whole time, approving designs and costs along the way. As soon as the mantel is finished, it ships directly to your door. Don’t worry about the mantel being damaged in shipping; Tartaruga has an impeccable delivery record.

 A fireplace is so much more than an item of convenience. It is a permanent piece of art that can enhance the style of any space. When you want to order your hand-crafted Tartaruga Design fireplace mantel, please contact us.

Benefits of a Stone Fireplace Mantel

When you are looking to install a fireplace mantel or replace an existing mantel, you must first decide on the type of mantel you want. You could choose traditional brick, but that limits your selection of styles. You can choose the color of the brick, but a brick fireplace looks very similar to any other brick fireplace when installed. Stone fireplaces offer an elegant, attractive option with a large variety of styles to match any home. They also offer other safety and realty benefits that other mantels may not match.

Enjoy a Variety of Styles

Choosing a stone mantel means an elegant style that complements your home’s décor. If your home has an elegant country look or opulent furnishings, the style varieties of a stone mantel can match it. You can choose from one of the following types of stone fireplace mantels.


This style is similar to brick mantels in that they involve a set of stones set in mortar. The stones can be roughly cut to create a sundry, rustic look, or they can be cut into equal pieces and placed symmetrically in order to give a more sophisticated look. These mantels are smoother and fancier, and easier to keep clean than traditional brick.

Carved Stone

Carved stone is the most expensive option, but it is the best available to match classical styles. The mantel is generally made from limestone or marble, though other forms of stone are sometimes used. These mantels have carvings and designs within the stone for a clean-cut, refined look.

Cast Stone

This particular design is usually cheaper and lightweight, but just as elegant as carved stone. It is made from a blend of man-made limestone placed in a mold, which gives you the look of hand-carved stone in the most accessible and affordable way possible.

Add Safety and Real Estate Value to Your Home

Stone mantels are the safest and most durable fireplaces on the market. You can be sure they won’t crumble or splinter like mantels made out of other materials are likely to do. They also add a significant amount of value to your home. Fireplaces are a hot commodity (no pun intended) when it comes to purchasing a home. Stone mantels create an elegant, polished look around your fireplace because they are easy to keep clean, and their carvings and smooth finish complement any mantelpieces and décor.

A stone fireplace will add that touch of elegance that other fireplaces try to mimic. If you are looking for a way to install or spruce up your fireplace, consider installing a specially crafted stone mantel.