Villeroy & amp; Boch is a German company that has been manufacturing high-quality ceramics and household goods for more than 265 years. Over the years, the brand has built its history and reputation, becoming a point of reference with the elegance of its design and the care of its materials. P>
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The Boch family and its origins
It was in 1748 that Fran & ccedil; ois Boch began & agrave; produce ceramics and kitchen accessories in a small workshop in Audun-le-Tiche, Lorraine, with his three sons. After a few years, in 1767, French opened a new production center with his brother. Septfontaines, Luxembourg. The company takes the name of "Jean-Fran & ccedil; Boch and Fr." and also receives the consent of the impe- rator Marie-Thérèse to call its artefacts impet ciaux. At this time, production is diversifying, leaving room for growth; pots and pans, finely decorated with floral motifs, which will then remain the symbol of the brand. p>
With the French Revolution, the Boch family was born. forced to migrate and & rdquo; his return, many years later, he found the factory completely shaved; on the r? This did not make you lose heart; Pierre Joseph, & agrave; so much so that in 1812 he distinguished himself; as a successful entrepreneur, reaching out; the conclusion of a social protection contract to deter his employees. In the meantime, his son Jean Fran decided to buy a new building, a abandoned abbey abandoned. Mettlach, who is still today the main head of Villeroy & amp; Boch. P>
It was not until 1836 that Jean Fran & ccedil; ois Boch founds the current company by choosing Nicolas Villeroy, a terracotta producer already; known & agrave; at the time, as a partner. A marriage not only of business but also of real life, & agrave; so much so that a marriage was soon & c? o? br? o? between Jean Fran's son, Eugen, and Villeroy's daughter, Octavie. As a symbol of this new union, a first glass factory has been established. open & agrave; Wadgassen. In 1856, the company dismantled Dresden, which was then the center of commerce. The brand begins! to develop in other sectors, such as construction, and place in the marketplace. the production of mosaics and fine tiles. Even today, we find proof of this in imposing works of great architectural value, such as the Holland Tunnel. New York and the Cologne Cathedral. P>
Some tiles were also used in the first sadly sunken cruising boat. at the beginning of the 1900s, the Titanic. We are in 1870 and Villeroy & amp; Boch is the leading international manufacturer of ceramics, with around seven thousand employees. In 1899, another important milestone in the history of the brand: thanks to the generalization of running water in the homes, the company recognizes that something important was about to change the habits of the citizens. That's how he deceived to concentrate on ceramics for sanitary ware and bathroom furniture. p>
The ceramic embellished by the artists It is in 1902 that we move on; the installation of metal ovens, more efficient and modern than traditional ovens; wood. The ovens & agrave; have been meteoric. preserved in the production process until 1980. In the meantime, the company has deci ... to conclude a new partnership with the greatest designers and architects of the era, such as Peter Behrens, Henry van der Velde and Richard Riemerschmid.