The history

Collection Manufacture

Villeroy & Boch is more deeply rooted in European culture than almost any other premium brand. And, as only a great brand can, it has maintained its identity while developing with the times. Immerse yourself into the production of the limited-edition collectables from Villeroy & Boch Luxembourg and the company’s more than 260 years of history.

Histoire

François Boch, from Lorraine, in modern France, was a royal cannon caster before ­beginning the production of ceramic ­tableware in 1748. In 1766, his son, Pierre-Joseph, submitted a request to the Austrian government for permission to found a factory in the province of Luxembourg, one of the Bochs’ early key markets. In Septfontaines, a valley not far from the fortress of Luxembourg, “Jean-François Boch et Frères” began early industrial series production in 1767. The new factory, bearing the title “Manufacture Impériale et Royale”, quickly grew into the country’s first large company. Tableware from the Bochs was generally referred to as “Luxembourg-style”.

Méthode traditionnelle

Even today, work at the factory in the Rollingergrund still uses the “méthode traditionnelle” – selected individual pieces are lovingly finished by hand. And that’s how it has been for eight generations.

 A very limited series of re-edited and unique collectible ­figurines – Made in Luxembourg. A guarantee of the finest tableware, for collectors with the highest demands in quality.