Graf von Faber-Castell
Tradition & Perfection
250 YEARS OF QUALITY
The company 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.
A NEW NAME
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.