Caran d’Ache teams up with British designer Paul Smith


Over the course of 100 years, Caran d’Ache instruments have become internationally renowned for the drawing and writing experience they offer through the elegance of their lines, the quality of their materials, the purity of their pigments and the technical brilliance of their design.

The family business, which was founded in Geneva in 1915, owes this to a shared vision, the unique values of Swiss Made excellence, and an innate sense of creativity and innovation.

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Today the Swiss writing instrument specialist Caran d’Ache has announced a collaboration with British designer Paul Smith. To celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary Caran d’Ache and Paul Smith have teamed up to create the ‘849’ pen in ten new exclusive colours.

I’ve used a Caran d’Ache pen for many years and to celebrate the 100th anniversary I have selected ten totally unique colours. I hope you like them.

Paul Smith

The ‘849’ is the Caran d’Ache cult pen and it has been since 1969, constantly creating surprises with its growing range of colours. The British designer has long been famous for his use of colour and this limited edition collection celebrate his well-tune eye.


The colours are sophisticated and somehow reminiscent of the hues seen on the catwalk of Paul Smith collections. Paul Smith a user of the 849 himself of which he admires the colours, quality and design he shares also two values with Caran d’Ache: tradition and quality in manufacturing.

Available in 10 exclusive colours, the new collection of 849 pens mirrors shades and tones seen on the Paul Smith catwalks.

Whether you’re looking for a perfect souvenir for the office, or a stylish pen for jotting down notes on the go, these colourful creations are perfect accessories for your desk or handbag.



Caran d’Ache 849 Paul Smith is available at Caran d’Ache Boutiques, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Caran d’Ache.





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