Memorable Evening with 18th Century Luxury Tabletop Company – Villeroy & Boch (1748). Here is some history bullet points about Villeroy & Boch, who I find quite fascinating. I so emerged with Villeroy & Boch Family History. It was much fun and quite engaged in a memorable conversation with a few laughs of Family, Work, History, Technology, and Food.
Francois Boch bears the title “Bombardier du Roi”, royal cannon founder. The iron founder from village of Audun-le-Tiche in Lorraine, however, decides to start a new career. In 1748, together with his three sons, he begins manufacturing ceramic crockery. This marks the birth of the Villeroy & Boch company.
Luxembourg is one of the Bochs’ initial sales markets. Due to this fact Francois’ son, Pierre-Joseph, submits a request to the Austrian government for permission to set up a manufactory in the Province of Luxembourg. Of the numerous persons who apply, he receives authorisation from Empress Maria Theresia. The new factory at Septfontaines/Luxembourg is also a major step from manufacturing operations to early industrial serial production. As a sign of special recognition, the Faiencerie is permitted to call itself “Manufacture Impériale et Royale”.
Together with two partners, the businessman Nicolas Villeroy acquires an earthenware factory in Vaudrevange, which is today called Wallerfangen. In 1797 he becomes its sole owner. Villeroy is one of the first ceramics manufacturers to use coal as fuel. He calls in specialists from England and France to modernise production. Above all, he experiments with pattern printing. From 1815 he applies the copper printing process which enables products to be offered more cheaply.
I am sharing with you pictures I took during the evening with Villeroy & Boch booth at the Ambiente Show in Frankfurt and dinner at the Hotel Villa Kennedy.
Villa Kennedy Hotel is quite elegant luxury Hotel and few interior pictures to appreciate the beauty of old and new.
It was interesting to see wall pictures of American Icon Stars here at the Villa Kennedy Hotel.
The night, memorable moments for me, which I will always cherish and share the story with Families and Friends. I felt as I known the Villeroy and Boch Family for years. I encourage you to take the time out and spend quality time with Families and Friends.