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Villeroy and Boch are a truly premium name in bathrooms and kitchens, established in 1748 they have a genuine pedigree in producing ceramics for luxury bathroom and kitchen environments. Their name is synonymous with first-class quality, style and elegance. At the cutting edge of product development and technology within the industry, Villeroy & Boch are always ahead of the trend, setting standards with their extensive product research and advancement, engineering the best possible designs to top specifications in their state-of-the-art factories in Germany. This engineering excellence and constant drive to improve and develop is backed up with fantastic design. Villeroy and Boch have collaborated with some of the world most highly recognised designers, design houses and artists. Hugely respected names such as Oliver Conrad (the smooth natural forms of My Nature), Hegeman & de Groot (the innovative shapes of Loop & Friends and alluring Squaro Edge), Danish designer Gesa Hansen introduced extensive colour concepts across products in the Artis range, as well as bath and kitchens ranges. Annette Maria Sonntag created the Joyce range with imaginative ‘apps’ that fit together and can be rearranged and changed around. Patrick Frey developed the Finion range for Villeroy and Boch to great accolade. Design name giant Sebastian Conran, industrial designer and engineer, son of Conran the London based furniture designer has collaborated with Villeroy and Boch through his team the Conran & Partners international design studio on multiple ranges for over a decade including the iconic V&B Aveo. These collaborations have ensured Villeroy and Boch stay ahead of the trend and are looked to as market leaders for style and design, this has been recognised by multiple international design award bodies, RedDot, iF design award and interior innovation awards to name just a few.

Villeroy & Boch History

Villeroy and Boch began in 1748, Francois Boch an accomplished iron founder, official Royal Cannon Founder with the title “Bombardier du Roi” established a new business with his 3 sons in the picturesque village of “Audun-le-Tiche in Lorraine” in North-Eastern France, right on the borders of Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium. Their initial market was Luxembourg, with Empress Maria Theresia authorising the set-up of a new manufacturing site in the Province of Luxembourg itself. An early example of Villeroy and Boch’s pioneering nature would be Nicolas Villeroy acquiring an earthenware factory in what is now names Wallerfangen, Germany, in 1797 it was the first ceramics manufacturer to use coal as a fuel. Later in 1815, the copper printing process was brought in allowing mass manufacturer. A few years prior in 1809, and back to the Boch family, Jean-Francois Boch purchased a former Benedictine Abbey on the River Saar, where he set up a modern, mechanised system of tableware production. As the company grew and developed over the years it gained European and then worldwide recognition for its artistic and quality ceramics, years of development ensued with the third generation Boch Jean-Francois Boch democratising tableware by developing a more affordable method of production and gaining the Boch’s their first award, a Gold Medal at the 1822 Prussian trade exhibition. The Merger of Villeroy and Boch came about in 1836 had factories close to each other and agreed to merge in order to be more competitive against dominant English industry. This collaboration of innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity was a winning combination. Over the years connections with great artists, nobility and esteemed projects ensure the integrity of the name is maintained and respected.

Your local Villeroy & Boch Showroom

 

We have an extensive range of Villeroy and Boch products on display all year round, with up to date, seasonally refreshed displays you will always find the latest, most inspiring and popular Villeroy and Boch designs on display in our showroom in Kendal, Cumbria. Our V&B displays include furniture sets, toilets mirror cabinets and accessories. If you can’t find the exact colour you are looking to see just ask one of our friendly showroom staff, we have a multitude of samples in stock and what we don’t have to hand we can order for you especially. We have the latest Villeroy and Boch brochures for you to take home and browse, all labelled with our contact details so you can drop us a line again and we can discuss your ideas. Our team of experts can help you design the best layout with a full design and fit service available. Our team are constantly undertaking product training sessions directly with Villeroy and Boch themselves ensuring we have the most up to date product knowledge, all of our team have even visited the famous Villeroy and Boch castle itself!

Everything you need from Villeroy & Boch

Thanks to our up to date training and product knowledge we can recommend the best possible solution for you and your new bathroom or kitchen, whether you are looking to maximise your space creatively, construct storage areas that work and look great, or produce a luxury statement master bathroom, there is a Villeroy and Boch range for everyone. Villeroy and Boch offer a multitude of bathroom furniture finish options ceramic colours, sizes and configurations, meaning you can choose the exact set up you require for an existing space or let your imagination run wild with a blank canvas on a new build. We have experience in creating Villeroy and Boch bathrooms for both these situations, as well as hotel environments and professional large-scale projects, simply drop into the showroom or give us a call today to discuss your requirements.

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