Tradition & Perfection
250 YEARS OF QUALITY
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.
Factory in the 19th century
Baron Lothar von Faber
A NEW NAME
Faber coat of arms
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.
Count and Countess von Faber-Castell
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