Françoise, expert: Exceptional pieces
Confidence rooted in quality
Methodical, precise, perseverant and devoted to her team, Françoise works daily on the assembly of exceptional writing instruments. These fountain pen, roller pen and ballpoint pen models, produced as limited editions, reflect the ingenious skills and artistic refinement of the Maison Caran d’Ache designers.
“There is no place for approximations!” says Françoise with a smile. “You have to have a sense of organisation, be totally focused, willing listen to colleagues and able to adapt to every situation. Every model is unique and extraordinary. I am proud to make a beautiful object!” Françoise’ satisfaction is significant and touching. Her knowledge of materials and mechanical systems have earned her the esteem and trust of the Maison. For the past ten years, the exceptional pieces have come through her hands, from assembly to the last check. “The best compliment for me is not to hear a word after delivery of the pieces!” Françoise knows all about the anxiety resulting from high standards and a perpetual quest for quality.
Françoise is highly attached to the aesthetic pleasure procured by the elegant shapes and refined materials of Caran d’Ache exceptional pieces. She loves the fact that once they have left her workshop, these pieces “live”, are used and actually write… It is indeed thus that values of excellence are passed on. In her profession, the care devoted to quality is recognised from one person to the next. This is a very human profession, which requires an excellent sense of observation, serenity, anticipation and research. “The profession shapes us, little by little, with every new creation.” Françoise tells us.
The key to success
“We relax and appreciate the result when we finish a beautiful piece!” The joy of a job well done is priceless for Françoise. Her profession reflects her character: responsible, reliable and whole-hearted. This great connoisseur of writing instrument components especially appreciates the people who share her daily life in the workshops. “It’s the key to our success. We really have to work hand in hand, preserve this amazing atmosphere and maintain our wonderful exchanges!” – emphasises Françoise, before once again immersing herself in her extraordinary universe.