The Rosenthal Company was founded by Philip Rosenthal Sr. in 1879 in Selb, Germany. Over the decades, it has emerged to one of the world's finest porcelain and crystal manufacturers in the world. Rosenthal recognizes that throughout history the things that people have valued the most and that have held their value, have always been innovative, original and reflective of the spirit of the time. That is why Rosenthal neither strives to imitate what others have done, nor follows a trend that is currently on the way. With its fascinating brands it is seen as one of the world's leading producers of up-to-date, innovative design for the well-laid table, for furniture and for giftware available in 97 countries around the globe. Rosenthal works closely together with about 1000 artists, designers, architects, couturiers and prominent people from all over the world.