Graf Von Faber-Castell

Tradition & Perfection

250 YEARS OF QUALITY

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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.

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Factory in the 19th century

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Baron Lothar von Faber

A NEW NAME

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Faber coat of arms

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Castell 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.

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Count and Countess von Faber-Castell

HOW IDEAS TAKE SHAPE

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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.

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ANTON-WOLFGANG GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL