Villeroy & Boch is characterised not only by its love of design and excellence, but also by love itself. Because the history of one of the most style-defining companies worldwide is based on a real love story. In 1836, the two families of Villeroy and Boch signed a contract to jointly produce precious porcelain. The signatures on this contract symbolise the most important milestone in Villeroy & Boch history: two competing companies became one. Afterwards, members of both families, the beautiful Octavie Villeroy and the charismatic Eugen Boch, fell in love and married. And the two families became one.