Faber-Castell Castle

von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / Faber-Castell Castle
Faber-Castell AG
Stein near Nürnberg
May 2011
2000 sqm
Project text:

The company Faber-Castell, which was founded in 1761 and operates in more than 20 locations worldwide, has been owned by the family for eight generations. The company’s headquarters are still situated today in the small Central Franconian town of Stein near Nuremberg. The building that was the former family seat, Faber-Castell Castle, has been opened to the public and contributes towards the company’s brand image. The newly created permanent exhibition of the family and production history, accommodated in the large halls that stretch across three storeys of the stunning castle building, presents the exhibited objects in a sensitive manner and simultaneously creates impressive backdrops that get the best out of the historical location. The display cabinets, which were designed especially for this space, act as a highly expressive counterpart to the magnificent architecture. In the Gallery for Modern Art, also a new feature, a flexible system of freestanding frame modules with integrated lighting offer the chance to show changing exhibitions.


Concept, design and production management of the permanent exhibition (all HOAI phases, s.a.).
Exhibition design, graphics and light, design and production of exhibition media, media hardware planning, production management, cost controlling

Project by Iglhaut + von Grote