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Caran d’Ache

Since its birth in Geneva in 1915, the Maison Caran d’Ache has been perpetuating its exceptional expertise and its spirit of innovation. Technical excellence as well as impeccable quality stemming from the Swiss tradition of fine craftsmanship, give rise to some of the world’s most sophisticated writing instruments and the most luminous colours.


Caran d’Ache is delighted to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1915 in Geneva, the company was renamed “Caran d’Ache” in 1924 as a tribute to the famous French illustrator, Emmanuel Poiré. The company initially specialised in graphite and coloured pencils and diversified its activities to include wax oil pastels, mechanical pencils and the first ballpoint pens. The expansion of the company, combined with the development of the colour, writing instruments and office ranges, contributed to the international renown of the manufacture. Therefore, thanks to its rich history, the Caran d’Ache creations have been a true inspiration for many generations of enthusiasts for a hundred years.


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