Villeroy & Boch
Innovative capacity, quality of life and products, style and sustainability - that is what Villeroy & Boch stands for. The company's centuries of corporate history are marked by a spirit of invention and experimentation.
In 1975, Villeroy & Boch first viewed the bathroom as a "living space and place for regeneration" and revolutionized the industry by developing an integrated design line for all bathroom components, which also considered functional aspects of the room and allowed individual color design.
Villeroy & Boch still stand to its claim of turning the bathroom into a wellness oasis and finding total solutions for it. This is shown by the extensive product range for all areas of the bathroom.
Villeroy & Boch sets global standards with its innovative ideas and outstanding collections like Villeroy & Boch Subway. The company has already won several prizes and awards such as the Innovation Prize of German Industry in 2004 or the quality seal of Design Zentrum Nordrhein, the red dot design Award. Villeroy & Boch has already received the latter ten times and the company was again one of the winners in 2014, this time for the Architectura MetalRim shower base. This honor is awarded for ecological compatibility, innovation, aesthetics and functionality.
Historical enterprise and yet at the pulse of time
Villeroy & Boch was founded by the Lorraine iron founder Francois Boch, who decided to start producing ceramic tableware in 1748.
Through material experiments, the company achieved a continuous improvement in product quality.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Villeroy & Boch made through a deceptively genuine imitation of porcelain, tableware, which had previously only been reserved for the nobility also affordable for the majority.
But not only that, Pierre-Joseph Boch founded the social work of the Antonius Brotherhood in 1812 with health-, accident- and disability- insurance as well as a pension fund, in which employees and company equally paid and which Bismarck 70 years later served as a model for German social insurance. Boch merged with the earthenware manufacturer Villeroy to compete to European competitors in 1836: the company "Villeroy & Boch" was founded and combined all the strengths of its founders such as innovative capacity and entrepreneurial spirit.
When Eugen von Boch was commissioned by archaeologists to restore a Roman mosaic floor in 1852, this later inspired him to produce floor tiles.
Villeroy & Boch began the large-scale production of bathtubs and toilets around 1900, thus making an important contribution for laying the foundations in modern hygiene, which was not a common practice at that time.
Villeroy & Boch is today an international "lifestyle provider" with corporate headquarters in Mettlach an der Saar and production facilities all over the world, which focuses on an integrated product range in the areas "bathroom and wellness", "tableware" and “tiles and kitchen”.
the latest innovations and design trends from Villeroy & Boch
Make your shower a design element in your bathroom and combine the benefits of a shower tray and tiled shower. With the ViPrint innovation from Villeroy & Boch, you have now the option to visually merge the shower tray and colored tiles to create the "wow effect". And this is how it works: the flush and the custom-cut Subway Infinity shower tray is printed with the ViPrint decor in your choice, and both are fused together by firing. As a result, Villeroy & Boch achieves extreme color longevity. More freedom and individuality for your shower is nearly not possible.
Hygiene is important - especially in the bathroom. Villeroy & Boch has now developed a particularly innovative antibacterial surface technology for bathroom ceramics, which has been proven to reduce bacterial growth by 99.9%. As a result, the use of chemical cleaning agents can be reduced enormously. The antibacterial effect is maintained throughout the product life, as it is integrated directly into the glaze. Besides, it is completely harmless to the environment and health.