Caran d'Ache S.A.

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  • 19, Chemin du Foron
  • 1226 Thonex-Geneve
  • Switzerland

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Daily devoting itself to the art of drawing and writing; crafting the finest instruments; and creating the most luminous colours: such has been the century-long focus of the Maison Caran d’Ache in Geneva.


Keenly aware of the need for artistic expression spanning from childhood to adulthood, as well as when it comes to the most demanding creative professionals, the Manufacture perpetuates its unique know-how and commitment to Swiss quality and sustainability with consistent care and expertise.


Founded as the “Fabrique Genevoise de Crayons” in Geneva in 1915, the Maison Caran d’Ache adopted its current name in 1924 when Arnold Schweitzer took the reins. The new name of “Caran d’Ache” went hand in hand with its increasing international success, and is at once a reference to “karandash”, the Russian word for “pencil”, and, with the spelling “Caran d’Ache”, the pseudonym used by Emmanuel Poiré, one of the most renowned cartoonists of the Belle Époque.  


The Maison is a true family business. Today it is headed by Carole Hubscher, representing the fourth generation of a family that has been involved in decision-making at the highest level since 1930.


The company has been located in the canton of Geneva since its beginnings, and is the only one in the world to manufacture a comprehensive range of artistic and writing implements in a single location.


The Maison Caran d’Ache hones a business culture that revolves around excellence, sustainable development and social responsibility. It exports to more than 90 countries, where it is a proud international ambassador for Switzerland and the Swiss Made label, which are closely intertwined with the values of quality and innovation that are so dear to the company.

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Neocolor II Metallschachtel mit 84 Farben

Neocolor II water-soluble wax oil pastels highlight the enormous innovative capabilities of the...

Caran d'Ache S.A. 19, Chemin du Foron 1226 Thonex-Geneve Switzerland +41 2286 90101 info@carandache.com

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Koffer – Sortiment 120 SUPRACOLOR® Soft Aquarelle

Their strength and highly pigmented colour creates a soft and subtle effect. They transform on...

Caran d'Ache S.A. 19, Chemin du Foron 1226 Thonex-Geneve Switzerland +41 2286 90101 info@carandache.com

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Kugelschreiber 849

Die ikonische 849-Kollektion des Maison Caran d’Ache bietet diverzifierte Produkte an: Der...

Caran d'Ache S.A. 19, Chemin du Foron 1226 Thonex-Geneve Switzerland +41 2286 90101 info@carandache.com

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Léman Grand Bleu

Léman Grand Bleu Das Zusammenspiel der Winde und Wogen Das Maison Caran d’Ache hat sich von der...

Caran d'Ache S.A. 19, Chemin du Foron 1226 Thonex-Geneve Switzerland +41 2286 90101 info@carandache.com

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Léman Grand Bleu

Léman Grand Bleu, a union between the wind and the waves Through a wealth of glorious colours and...

Caran d'Ache S.A. 19, Chemin du Foron 1226 Thonex-Geneve Switzerland +41 2286 90101 info@carandache.com

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Paperworld 2018

27.01.2018 - 30.01.2018 Hall: 6.1 Stand: B 17