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Caran d'Ache

Caran d'Ache

Caran d’Ache and the story of the black stone

Caran d’Ache has a special link to the worlds of design, painting and writing: its name is a reference to the most important tool in drawing.

From its earliest days in 1915 and the official opening of the company in 1924 by Arnold Schweitzer, Caran d’Ache’s development has reflected its passion for the most beautiful materials.

Why Caran d’Ache? Because a leading artist of the time was a Russian, Emmanuel Poiré, and in his native tongue “Karandash” means a pencil. It is possible that neither he nor Arnold Schweitzer knew  the true origins of the word and they would be delighted to know that it comes from the Turkish “kara tash” meaning “black stone” the  natural pigment that makes marks. It is graphite, the material that helped to develop drawing and writing and is so valuable for artists and for Caran d’Ache pencils.


Caran d'Ache Blender
Caran d'Ache Blender
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Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils
Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils
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Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
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Caran d'Ache Neopastel
Caran d'Ache Neopastel
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Caran d'Ache Pastel Pencils
Caran d'Ache Pastel Pencils
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Caran d'Ache Sketcher
Caran d'Ache Sketcher
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Caran d'Ache Neocolor II
Caran d'Ache Neocolor II
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Caran d'Ache Luminance Pencils
Caran d'Ache Luminance Pencils
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Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft Watersoluble artists Colour Pencil
Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft Watersoluble artists Colour Pencil
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Caran d'Ache Neoart Wax Crayons
Caran d'Ache Neoart Wax Crayons
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Caran d'Ache Technalo Watersoluble Graphite Pencil Set
Caran d'Ache Technalo Watersoluble Graphite Pencil Set
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