“What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.” - Adam Braun
Graf Von Faber Castell - This wonderful company was established near Nuemberg back in 1761. The founder was a cabinet maker, Kasper Faber. Today, eight generations later, the company still remains under family control. From the mid-19th century, it evolved into a world-renowned manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, both in graphite and colour. Under the owner, Baron Lothar von Faber, it soon became recognised as the producer of the first ever ‘branded’ lead pencil.
The Faber-Castell company takes its full name from Ottilie von Faber’s 1898 marriage to Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, who came from one of the oldest noble families in Germany.
Since those early days this prestigious brand has developed its expertise across the entire spectrum of writing instruments - fountain pens, ballpoint pens, rollerballs and mechanical propelling pencils.
Graf Von Faber-Castell has always cherished the importance of craftsmanship in the production of their writing instruments. However, successive generations have never lost sight of the importance of innovation and, when appropriate, have used the latest technology to further refine and perfect the manufacturing process of their writing instruments. Here are the words of current CEO,
“Inspired by selected writing instruments produced by my ancestors, I saw it as a personal challenge to rediscover these products of a past age, and to bring them up to date with timeless design and the use of modern technology. This idea has taken shape as the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection.” - Anton Wolfgang Graf Von Faber-Castell
Graf von Faber-Castell offers an extensive array of fountain pens, propelling pencils, ballpoint and rollerball pens. The fountain pens typically use a cartridge/converter filling system, allowing the pen to be filled with ink from either an ink bottle or from hassle free cartridges.
The fountain pens come in a variety of finishes, such as lacquered metal and wood. In the Classic Collection, slow growth hard-woods are used, such as Ebony, Pernambuco and Granadilla. The instruments in the Intuition Collection are made from glossy black resin. The Guilloche Collection is manufactured from craved dyed resin in coral, indigo, sahara, and black, as well as several woods.
Fountain pen nibs are either made from polished stainless steel or 18K gold. In each case, they are capped with a hard-wearing iridium metal tip.
Complementing the writing instruments are a magnificent collection of desk and ‘pocket’ accessories - leather notepad holders, organisers, pen cases, wallets and card holders to name just a few.
Pen of the Year
Every year since 2003, Graf von Faber-Castell has produced a line of limited edition fountain pens, named the "Pen of the Year". With their matchless craftsmanship and limited production, these pens are regarded as among the world’s most prized writing instruments. Each "Pen of the Year" has a nib crafted from 18 carat bicolour gold with a barrel made from a variety of exotic materials.
Personalisation, Gift wrap and Corporate Gifts
Here at Wheelers we love to make your gift ‘special’. With most Graf von Faber-Castell items, we can personalise it with a name, date or initials to create a truly memorable gift. For longer messages we’ll attach a personalised plaque to the item’s presentation box.
We also offer a luxury gift wrapping service to add a beautiful finishing flourish to your gift. UK Delivery on all Graf von Faber-Castell products is always free.
Celebrate Corporate Success with Graf Von Faber-Castell
Does your company have a success to celebrate? Are you celebrating a company target exceeded? Has an employee earned promotion? Have you won a new contract or are you entertaining a VIP guest? Whatever the reason for the celebration, Graf Von Faber-Castell will provide the perfect gift solution.