With a worldwide reputation for the quality and beauty of its creations, Caran d'Ache applies its Swiss-made expertise to develop writing instruments and Fine-Arts products. Born of the passion of its founder for Colour, the Maison has remained loyal to its roots. The pencils, pastels and paints that are designed, developed and manufactured entirely in the Geneva workshops, keep alive the tradition it holds so dear. Caran d'Ache tells the story of a Swiss family business from the first pencil to its most recent creations. It has applied its precious inherited expertise to creating outstan ding products just like
Prismalo, the world's first water-soluble colour pencil launched in 1931, which revolutionised the world of design and colour. Since its very beginning in 1915 and the official opening of the company in 1924
by Arnold Schweitzer, Caran d’Ache's development has been distinguished by its love of beautiful materials. A never-ending journey through the world of Colour and exploring the most intense pigments, a few days at the heart of materials and an excursion into the universe of light, the Caran d'Ache expertise is a subtle combination of chemistry, science, innovation and creativity. Sustainable development also plays its part when being a Maison de Haute Ecriture. Environmental quality and protection are an integral part of the manufacturing process with an ever increasing share for FSC®-certified products.
For more than eighty years, Caran d'Ache has inspired and supported several generations in exploring their emotions and their artistic sensitivity. antasy and easy-to-use for the Children's products as well as expertise and precision for products in the Fine-Arts range designed for amateurs, artists and design professionals. Each talent has total freedom of expression thanks to the range of Caran d'Ache
palettes. Because writing is an expression of a unique style and because the writing of an artist is revealed in his pencil strokes, the Caran d'Ache products can be used and adapted at will. At the service of the lovers of Colour, Caran d’Ache products allow an area of unlimited freedom to the imagination.