Villeroy & Boch
In 1748, almost three centuries ago, the history of Villeroy & Boch began in Germany. Then, François Boch, the canon foundry worker, together with his three sons, started his own business with ceramic tableware: plates, cups, teapots and more. Their faience production soon turned into a royal manufactory. And after 19 years, the production acquired a serial format. At that time, the Bochs got some competition - Nicholas Villeroy. In order to maintain their leadership positions in the market in 1836, the companies had to merge to become one of the first global concerns. So, no one could compete with them. Now it is already the ninth generation that is running the company.
The Cologne Cathedral, Holland Tunnel in New York and even the Titanic liner - all these three spaces were decorated with tiles manufactured in the mosaic factory the company founded. And sanitary ceramics, which Villeroy & Boch began producing with the emergence of plumbing, has become one of the leading brand areas. However, the Villeroy & Boch product line that tends to attract the most attention is tableware, which gave birth to the brand history. The brand regularly releases new collections dedicated to a variety of topics. Now in the catalog, you can find the Easter collection, inspired by purism, referring us to the space, the latest trends and more.
In the Villeroy&Boch boutique located on the basement floor of the Vremena Goda Galleries from 11 am to 10 pm, you can find everything for kitchen: wine glasses, plates, mugs and cutlery to suit all tastes and colors. Villeroy & Boch is represented in 125 countries, and its turnover firmly and confidently is rising towards 1 billion euro. Decal is the name of the technique according to which the brand's dinnerware sets are created, and more specifically being decorated. This technique resembles kids’ transfers: the sketch can be moved from paper to porcelain, and then be fired. However, several parts are always hand-crafted. The manufacturing processes at Villeroy & Boch tend to be mechanized as excessively as possible. Thus, 39 thousand items of tableware are made per day, plus the price for them is becoming more and more affordable.