Geneva-based Caran d’Ache respectfully keeps the art of writing alive.
Sources of life and renewal for nature itself and for humankind, forests have consistently inspired artists by their wild beauty and their spiritual symbolism. Wonderful and secret, protectors of life and havens of peace, forests have remained loyal allies across thousands of years of human development. Switzerland is home to some of Europe’s most ancient forests and cultivates a love of wildlife in order to preserve its beauty and its delicate equilibrium.
The designers of the Maison Caran d’Ache have developed a limited edition celebrating the art of silver sculpting while recreating the enchanted universe of the forest. The Spirit of Wildlife writing instruments symbolically recreate the fabulous universe of the forest, in tribute to this infinitely pure aspect of nature.
Limited Edition Spirit of Wildlife is crafted in numbered editions of 101 fountain pens and 101 roller pens, in tribute to the longevity of the Maison Caran d’Ache.
“A majestic stag and a doe encircle the body of the pen, evoking the union of a couple and the rebirth of life. The cap stages a scene featuring a stag with magnificent antlers, a pheasant and a wild boar, alongside a wood anemone. Depictions of oak leaves and acorns adorn all the scenes, right the way through to the figurative clip,” explained Caran d’Ache designers.
The sculpted silver structure is superimposed on the matt black lacquered body of the writing instruments, thereby recreating the vitality and the mystery of the forest through this play on volumes. The tip of the cap is set with a natural peridot, an exquisite gemstone that appears only in the green tones of plant life. The peridot symbolises harmony, love and wisdom.
For its 100th anniversary in 2015, the Maison Caran d’Ache payed homage to its homeland, Switzerland, through the limited edition “Spirit of Switzerland” writing instruments.