Category: HISTORY

La Boule: A Design Icon Gets a Makeover for 2020

La Boule: A Design Icon Gets a Makeover for 2020

Nearly 50 years after its original debut, Villeroy & Boch is pleased to welcome back a tableware piece that’s deeply rooted in our DNA: the iconic La Boule! Debuting back in 1971, it was designed by eighth-generation family member, Helen von Boch and considered revolutionary […]

What Is Bone Porcelain?

What Is Bone Porcelain?

Fine china, bone porcelain, porcelain, etc. Is there a difference? Though they may look similar, there is a big difference between bone porcelain and porcelain (but no difference between fine china and bone porcelain–more on that later!). On the surface, it may seem confusing, but […]

The Significance of the Shamrock

The Significance of the Shamrock

The shamrock has long been associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but many of us don’t know why. We’ve dug into the history behind this symbolic greenery to find out exactly why it goes hand-in-hand with the holiday. The word “shamrock” is derived from the Gaelic […]

An Exclusive Look at the Production of Villeroy & Boch Products

An Exclusive Look at the Production of Villeroy & Boch Products

Since 1748, Villeroy & Boch has been committed to producing high-quality products for people to enjoy with their families. Ever wonder how that commitment to premium quality is achieved? Be transported to our German factory and enjoy a glimpse into the production of our first-class […]