Zuber & Cie
Jean Zuber (1773-1835) began working as a sales representative for a wallpaper factory in Mulhouse at the age of seventeen. The factory quickly outgrew this space and moved to a larger facility in Rixheim, Alsace, France. Jean Zuber became the sole owner in 1802 and quickly started making plans for producing scenic wallpaper. In 1803 he traveled to Paris to meet artist Antoine Pierre Mongin (1761-1827) and together they developed the content for the factory's first scenic wallpaper, "Les Vues de Suisse", introduced in 1804. Sales of the first printing returned sizable profits, and won a silver medal at the first Industry of Paris exposition. While the producer of the first scenic paper is unknown, the Zuber... more.