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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.
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Caran d'Ache Anniversary

100 years of emotions

100 years of emotions

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.

To mark its 100th anniversary, Caran d’Ache invites you to discover a new collection that has been created especially for this occasion. More than 90 art crafts are expressing themselves through unique creations that take their inspiration from five iconic products: TechnographFixpencilPrismaloEcridor and 849. The Caran d’Ache artisans have imagined and designed each of these items to develop a limited edition collection that is already iconic and animated by the famous character “Bonne-Mine”, the historic emblem of Caran d’Ache.

To the dedicated website 100 years