The rich cultural heritage of artisan-produced Chinese porcelain has been rivived by Franz. Founded in 2002, Francis Chen, founder and president of Franz Collection Inc., is recognized worldwide as a successful artist and entrepreneur. Following his vision to revive the Chinese porcelain art, Chen - who majored in German Literature while attending university and was given the German name "Franz" by his professor - adopted his college nickname and created his own collection of fine porcelain tabletop and decorative accents. His products can now be found in a variety of locations across United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Every piece of Franz Porcelain blends the essence of Oriental culture with the styling inspired by Western artistry.