Up to now a limited partnership, the company is converted into a public limited company. The capital of the new Villeroy & Boch AG remains in the family. The year 1987 marks the beginning of a cooperation with one of our era's most illustrious designers, Paloma Picasso. After designing a tile collection, she goes on to create tableware, cutlery and crystal collections. Her tableware designs mirror, above all, the origins of her design in the area of jewellery. Quality of design forms a central, connecting theme which runs throughout the company's history. In addition to the company's own designers, world-famous designers have also worked for Villeroy & Boch since the 19th century. These include van de Velde, Olbrich and Behrens. These three in particular give Villeroy & Boch products their typical, distinctive style. Luigi Colani, Matteo Thun, Keith Hearing, Conran, Kenzo, Joop, Roberto Capucci, Isabelle de Borchgrave, Helen von Boch, Maggy Champsaur, Rainer Moll and Frog Design are among the internationally renowned designers who have been engaged by Villeroy & Boch in the second half of the 20th century.