Design Toscano History

Design Toscano is the country's premier source for statues and other historical and antique replicas, which are available through our catalog, website and Gallery store located in Arlington Heights, IL.

Michael and Marilyn Stopka, created Design Toscano in 1990. While on a trip to Paris, the Stopkas first saw the marvelous carvings of gargoyles and water spouts at the Notre Dame Cathedral.  Inspired by the beauty and mystery of these pieces, they decided to introduce the world of medieval gargoyles to America in 1993. On a later trip to Albi, France, the Stopkas had the pleasure of being exposed to the world of Jacquard tapestries that they added quickly to the growing catalog and web site.

Since then, our product line has grown to include Egyptian art and decor, Medieval decor and other period pieces that are now among the current favorites of Design Toscano customers, along with an extensive collection of outdoor garden water fountains, garden statuary, authentic canvas replicas of oil painting masterpieces, and other antique art reproductions.

At Design Toscano, we pride ourselves on attention to detail by traveling directly to the source for all historical replicas. Over 90% of our catalog offerings are exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, allowing us to present unusual decorative items unavailable elsewhere.  

This fall's exclusive finds have all of us more excited than usual! We've discovered new shops on London's Portobello Road, been transported back in time while searching ateliers on Paris' Left Bank, and struck up friendships with the proprietors of Venetian antique shoppes. Expect the unexpected from Design Toscano and enjoy this delightful season!

Mike and Marilyn

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Time: Friday, October 29, 2010

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