|Beauty and perfection of the highest standards – Rosenthal signifies nothing more and nothing less. Philipp Rosenthal started his traditional porcelain-painting business near Selb, Germany, in 1879. He would've been shocked to find that less than one hundred years later, his company, under the direction of Philip Junior, would begin to collaborate with more than 150 world-renowned artists, architects, and designers and become one of the foremost porcelain makers in the world. The Rosenthal brand is synonymous with excellence and innovation, not just in porcelain, but in glassware, cutlery, and sculptural pieces. Today there are three branches to Rosenthal: Classic, for elegant, traditional dining; Studio-Line, featuring contemporary designs; and Thomas, casual tableware for everyday use. Versace by Rosenthal was introduced in 1993 and Bulgari in 1999, firmly establishing Rosenthal as a high-end leader in tabletop creativity. A sense of tradition coupled with the avant-garde is the underlying principle behind the worldwide leading company. The experience gathered over decades of production, along with the will to innovate and strong cooperation with the best international craftsmen guarantee the continuing success of Rosenthal.