January 2013
A special relationship stretching over 245 years: The ties between Villeroy & Boch and the Grand Duchy in the tri-state region are just as important today as in the past.
October 2012
The completely redesigned Museum of Ceramics in Mettlach was inaugurated ten years ago on 22 October 2002. Since that time the museum has been located in a former factory shed directly connected to the headquarters of Villeroy & Boch, the Old Abbey on the banks of the Saar. It is a popular and much visited attraction for those interested in the arts and for lovers of ceramics near and far.
September 2012
What do art, nature and tiles have to do with each other? At Villeroy & Boch, a great deal, since artistic ambitions and commitment to the environment have always determined the corporate philosophy of the ceramics company. A wonderful example of how this can be combined in a unique product, is the limited series of tiles, "Living Planet", which is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary: created by the renowned artist, Stefan Szczesny, it is the manifest expression of a strong love of nature.
August 2012
Wendelin von Boch, the Supervisory Board Chairman of Villeroy & Boch AG, is celebrating his 70th birthday today (26.8). Here’s his birthday interview …
July 2012
The foundation stone for the family residence was laid exactly 110 years ago on July 5, 1902. The architectural gem "Schloss Saareck" has become a popular venue for events. It offers an excellent setting for a great variety of occasions...
June 2012
Environmental awareness and sustainability play a particularly important role in the corporate philosophy of Villeroy & Boch. In order to be able to develop and employ technologies that are both ecologically expedient and economically affordable Villeroy & Boch focuses on research and scientific knowledge, on continuous further development and innovations...
May 2012
Since April 2012 the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the “King of Trains” that travels across more than 13 European countries has offered passengers a special exclusive highlight: In the three dining cars guests now enjoy eating their meals from high-quality Villeroy & Boch tableware, individually designed for the Orient Express.
May 2012
The wedding of Eugen and Octavie von Boch on 4 May 1842 strengthened the alliance between the Boch and Villeroy families. Today, visitors to the Villeroy & Boch exhibition in the Old Abbey in Mettlach can still marvel at the illustrious society gathered at that wedding...
April 2012
Would you have guessed that the flushing water-closet is already several thousand years old? Despite this fact, however, around 1950, the majority of homes in Germany didn't have an own toilet, at best a washing room...
March 2012
“Working on cold glass always means some form of destruction, even if it is done with the finest of processes” - Jörg F. Zimmermann, one of the most influential glass artists of the day makes his artistic credo crystal clear. The exhibition "Faszination Glas" is open to the public from 28 March to 1 July 2012 at the Museum of Ceramics Mettlach, Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre...
February 2012
In fall 2011, two typhoons with heavy persistent rainfall were the cause of the most serious flood catastrophe in Thailand in the last 50 years. The employees at Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach spontaneously launched a fund-raising campaign for their Thai colleagues...
January 2012
It is the Old Abbey of Mettlach which accommodates the Villeroy & Boch Discovery Centre, where a variety of amusements and unique cultural points of interest attract visitors from all over the world...
December 2011
The series opens with passionate photographer Michel von Boch. On a photo tour in Paris, the city where he lived for eight years and where he first met his wife, Michel von Boch gets up before dawn in order to capture the victory of day over night at Montmartre. A couple in love on the steps of Sacre Coeur cuddle up to each other as the colours change from grey to blue – and Michel von Boch captures them for posterity.
December 2011
Villeroy and Boch is firmly established in the whole region as a company of long-standing tradition, also with regard to historical buildings. While the company headquarters at the old abbey are known far and wide, St Joseph’s Chapel in Mettlach is, even for the local inhabitants, almost hidden in plain sight. Yet precisely this neo-Gothic building dating from 1882 is an “architectural jewel” which, due to much weather-related structural damage, has been undergoing extensive restoration work since 2003...
November 2011
The eyes of anyone coming to Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach are inevitably drawn to the view of the Old Abbey. Situated in a historic park right on the banks of the Saar, it is now recognized as something of a symbol for the company founded in 1748 as it bears witness to a history rich in tradition...
September 2011
The most recent special exhibition at Villeroy & Boch's Keramikmuseum in the Alte Abtei in Mettlach deals with the latest creative period of the ceramic artist Sigrid Caspar. Her works will be on display in Mettlach until December 31, 2011...
July 2011
There is a lead time of up to two years for a comprehensive new collection in the bathroom in-dustry, a time filled with trend research, development and, finally, the production of the complete collection. A chance to look behind the scenes...
January 2011
We’d like to invite you on a journey back in time through the more than 260-year history of Villeroy & Boch. Discover the history and stories of this family company that had its beginnings in 1748...