Graf Von Faber Castell
The idea of enclosing a thin graphite lead in a wooden casing is several hundred years old; it was not new when the ancestors of the late Count Anton Wolfgang Faber Castell founded a pencil factory in 1761. But his great great grandfather Baron lothar von Faber, who took over the family firm in 1839, was the first to turn the pencil into a genuine quality product and the world's first brand name writing implement.
He laid down standards for the length, diameter and hardness of pencils; standards which apply to this day.
The baton was eventually passed to Count Anton Wolfgang Faber Castell who took a personal challenge to rediscover the products of a past age and to bring them up to date with timeless design and the use of modern technology. The idea was based on selected writing implements made by the ancestors of the Faber Castell family which took shape in the Graf Von Faber Castell collection. In his own words, "Graf Von Faber Castell " embodies the luxury of simplicity, a harmonious combination of selected materials, aesthetic looks and a high degree of functionalism.Read moreShow less