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849 Designers

849 Designers

The legendary pen inspires famous designers

The iconic 849 pen, a veritable mainstay in the Office range produced by the Maison Caran d’Ache, has long since stirred the creative inspiration of well-known designers. Its streamlined hexagonal silhouette blends with ultra-comfortable, proportions and grip. No matter what its colour, the 849 has found a place in the heart of the most famous studios. What could be more natural than to link its memorable looks with the world of contemporary design?

Stories and meetings

Well-known designers have chosen to make their own artistic imprint on the legendary 849 and the Maison Caran d’Ache is opening its heart to them in a unique encounter. The challenge translates into pure visual delight when this pairing gives rise to an extraordinary limited edition.

The pen and colour, united through emotion, are embedded in the genes of Caran d’Ache. A symbol of modernity, the 849 constantly evolves in step with the countless guises in which it appears and thanks to the fruitful synergies it generates.

  • 849 India Mahdavi: The emotions born of the encounter with Caran d’Ache sparked the bright colours of India Mahdavi that infuse the two versions of the 849 bearing her name with a a sense of nomadic poetry, while paying tribute to the Swiss mountain landscape.
  • 849 Claudio Colucci : On both versions of the 849 instilled with his creative touch, Claudio Colucci has “inscribed” his vision of the fluid connection between two states of being, two universes and two colours, resulting in an amzing meeting of talents.
  • 849 Paul Smith: An acknowledged master of original colour associations, British designer Paul Smith offers a fresh perspective on the famous Caran d’Ache colour chart, by creating ten special colours for the 849 and a one-of-a-kind box comprising 100 hues that interpret the sophisticated chic of his quintessentially British stripes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Geneva-based Maison in 2015.
  • 849 Paul Smith Edition II: Edition Two is a selection of bright and trendy colours inspired by Paul Smith’s most famous striped pattern.

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