A soothing invitation to travel.
Since it was founded in Geneva in 1915, Caran d’Ache’s history has been intertwined with creativity and emotion. Countless generations of budding artists, amateurs and professionals have shared and continue to share the company’s passion for its colours and the quality of its drawing and writing instruments.
Originally known as Fabrique Genevoise de Crayons, the Swiss brand was rechristened Caran d’Ache in 1924 at the suggestion of Arnold Schweitzer, the head of the company at the time. Caran d’Ache means pencil in Russian and has its roots in the Turkish word “kara-tash” which means black stone, in reference to graphite. A true icon of the Swiss Made label, Caran d’Ache remains a family company, currently headed up by Carole Hubscher who represents the fourth generation of the family involved in the company’s management at the highest level since the 1930s
With Léman Bleu Marin, Caran d’Ache invites writing fans on a soothing journey as the unfathomable waters ripple in the wake of adventurous boats. Adorned in sparkling navy blue lacquer, its body displays a deeply textured guillochage, subtly calling to mind the sailing boats scattered over the water.
Tribute to Lake Leman
Designed and produced from start to finish in the company’s workshops in Geneva, the Léman instruments offer writing aficionados a comfort never felt before. Elegant contrasts are seen in the silver-plated and rhodium-coated attributes, topped with a lacquered button in a matching colour. An ode to lakeside settings, they will delight aesthetes looking for a timeless gift to offer or as a personal indulgence.