Tradition & Perfection

250 YEARS OF QUALITY

Production  - Graf von Faber-Castell

Production in the 19th century

The company was founded in 1761, and from the mid-19th century developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, both graphite and colour.

Baron Lothar von Faber turned the humble pencil into the world‘s first brand-name writing implement.
洛泰·冯·法伯尔男爵-辉柏嘉 伯爵

Baron Lothar von Faber

 

Factory

Factory in the 19th century

A NEW NAME

Faber

Faber coat of arms

The Faber-Castell company takes its name from Ottilie von Faber’s marriage in 1898 to Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, a scion of one of the oldest noble families in Germany.
Count and Countess von Faber-Castell - Graf von Faber-Castell
Count and Countess von Faber-Castell
Castell coat of arms - Graf von Faber-Castell

Castell coat of arms

HOW IDEAS TAKE SHAPE

Inspired by selected writing instruments produced by my ancestors, I saw it as a personal challenge to rediscover these products of a past age, and to bring them up to date with timeless design and the use of modern technology. This idea took shape as the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection.

ANTON-WOLFGANG GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL

Graf von Faber-Castell