Faber Castell was founded in 1761, and from the mid-19th century developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, both graphite and colour. Baron Lothar von Faber turned the humble pencil into the world‘s first brand-name writing implement.

The Faber-Castell company takes its name from Ottilie von Faber’s marriage in 1898 to Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, a scion of one of the oldest noble families in Germany.

Graf Von & Faber Castell