Maison de Haute Ecriture: With its long tradition of precious expertise handed down through the generations, Caran D'Ache devotes its passion and rigor to designing and producing exceptional products: writing instruments, art and drawing materials. Known the world over for "Swiss Made" quality, the subtle luxury, craftsmanship, authenticity and contemporary personality of the products never cease to surprise people and start them dreaming..
The name Caran d'Ache is rooted in the annuals of art history. When Arnold Schweitzer founded the company in 1924, he named it after a famous French caricaturist Emmanuel Poiré (1859-1909), whose work he admired. Mr. Poiré signed his works Caran d'Ache, a French transliteration of the Russian word for pencil - "karandash".