Nothing spells elegance than Caran d’Ache, a fine writing instrument which borrows its name from Russian-born French illustrator and satirist, Emannuel Poiré. It was a fitting choice as “karandash” apparently is the Russian term for “pencil” and also happens to take origins from Turkish root “karat ash,” meaning black stone – “the origins of graphite.”
Founded in Geneva in 1915, the company was purchased by Arnold Schweitzer from another entity. It was renamed then by Schweitzer to Caran d’Ache. Through the century, the company has always stuck to its credo of creating writing and drawing instruments prized by its audience for its innovative designs and unparalleled craftsmanship.