Faber-Castell is one of the largest manufacturers of writing instruments and office accessories. It is also one of the oldest — it was founded in Stein, near Nuremberg, in 1761, by the carpenter Kaspar Faber, his wife Maria and his son Anton Wilhelm.
At that time, the company was called AW Faber Company and it was only in 1900, when the granddaughter of Johann Lothar Freiherr von Faber (the great-grandson of Kaspar Faber) married a Count of Castell, that the company renamed itself Faber-Castell.
Today, Faber-Castell is still a family business synonymous with excellence.
Graf Von Faber-Castell is the luxury line of Faber-Castell.