Mechanical Pencil – Klein Blue
Mechanical Pencil – Klein Blue
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For more than 100 years, Caran d’Ache has respectfully perpetuated the art of writing and drawing. A flagship of Swiss manufacturing tradition, the company develops and produces all its products in its Geneva workshops. Caran d’Ache instruments are renowned worldwide for their excellence and are produced in line with the requirements of the “Swiss Made” quality label.
Showing great concern for the environment, Caran d’Ache has placed sustainable development, and thus respect for human beings, at the very heart of its philosophy. The Geneva-based company incorporates environmental performance into its production procedures, in particular through the use of solar energy and FSC-certified wood as well as through the recycling of any waste products.
A key reference point for numerous artists and designers around the globe, Caran d’Ache continues to innovate. To bring its creative education values to life, Caran d’Ache is committed to providing teachers with artistic training and supports promising young talents in both the cultural and sporting arenas.
Caran d'Ache and Blue Klein
Since 1915, Caran d’Ache has radiated its love for colour through outstanding writing and drawing instruments. Today, the Geneva-based company unveils art in its purest form with the limited edition Caran d’Ache + Klein Blue® collection. A celebration of one of the most prolific artists of his generation, Caran d'Ache’s unique hundred year old expertise and know-how brings this new collection to life.
Caran d’Ache and Yves Klein are inextricably linked in many ways. Sharing a fascination for colour and desire to express themselves through drawing and writing, their individual quests are one and the same: to celebrate the gestures, thoughts and personality of the artist. Yves Klein is an enduring source of inspiration for generations, and his vision of art and world-famous monochromes continue to mark history.
Yves Klein’s monumental work infuses colour with a spiritual dimension, and his unique blue that he coined IKB (International Klein Blue) remains distinctive among all others. Characterised by its deep, abstract colour, Yves Klein Blue is a highly saturated ultramarine shade that calls to mind the wide blue yonder. Hailed for this blue, Yves Klein also adopted various means of expression, both writing with fountain or ballpoint pens and drawing with colour or graphite pencils.
This boundless creativity is embraced by Caran d’Ache, who has successfully provided anyone and everyone with a wide range of tools, shades and colours across generations. This expertise has been acknowledged by the Yves Klein archives, making Caran d’Ache capable of illustrating the depth of IKB. Four of the Geneva-based company’s iconic products are adorned with his infinite blue for the original limited-edition collection Caran d’Ache + Klein Blue®.