Caran d’Ache was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1924 when Arnold Schweitzer purchased the Ecridor Pencil Factory and re-named it. Steeped in the traditional expertise of Swiss manufacturers and for more than a century, Caran d’Ache has developed Visconti writing instruments and color palettes that are universally recognized as symbols of excellence. Their reliable, precise and precious merchandise have earned them an international reputation for true distinction and the bold, creative use of precious materials. Their Geneva workshops are committed to ethical production, authenticity and freedom of imagination. Known the world over for their “Swiss Made” quality, subtle luxury, craftsmanship, authenticity and contemporary personality, Caran d’Ache products never cease to inspire individuals to start dreaming. Their very name evokes the image of a prestigious universe of brilliance and limitless potential. It brings to mind a wonderful combination of excellence and creativity. More than just a signature, Caran d’Ache promotes its own unique aura, style and legacy: In a world of dreams, Caran d’Ache determines the shape of fine writing. Pen Boutique is an AUTHORIZED DEALER of Caran D'Ache Pens.