Rosenthal was founded by Philipp Rosenthal who relied on his experiences gained in the States. Brand was created in 1879 when a factory for porcelain painting was born. He found success in 1886 by introducing a popular ashtray and decided to start with his very own porcelain factory. Rosenthal was praised for his modern design and groundbreaking production methods. Today, Rosenthal is a major contender in its field and is a member of Sambonet Paderno since 2009.