We shine the spotlight on Swiss writing instrument specialist Caran d’Ache and its newest creative pen collaborations, including a sustainable model constructed from recycled Nespresso capsules
Alexander Girard 849 ballpoint pen
Embrace modern art with this eclectic and quirky design, inspired by 20-century architect and interior designer Alexander Girard. This unique ballpoint pen, created in partnership with Swiss furniture store Vitra, is available in black and white, and pink guava and rose gold. The graphic pen features classic check stripe patterns, in tribute to the playful spirit of Girard’s textile and wallpaper designs, and is presented in a graphic motif protection box – perfect when travelling for making notes on-the-go.
Alexander Girard 849 ballpoint pen, CHF50,00
Launched this year, the 1010 Timekeeper is the second chapter of the artistic and Swiss watch-inspired 1010 Chrono collection, launched in 2008. Celebrating the worlds of haute écriture and Swiss watchmaking, the 2018 writing instrument delivers the technical and mechanical features of Swiss timepieces, crafted, engraved and polished into a luxury new silver and rhodium-plated pen.
1010 Timekeeper roller pen, CHF7,800
1010 Timekeeper fountain pen, CHF8,800
Grab a cup of coffee and jot down your important business meeting notes with this new limited-edition pen, created in collaboration with Nespresso. Combining the expertise of two leading Swiss brands, the 849 Nespresso ballpoint pen is constructed with aluminium from recycled Nespresso capsules. Finished with the rich and silky green and blue tint of the best-selling Dharkan Nespresso capsule, the Made in Switzerland pen is environmentally friendly and marks a development in modern sustainability. The sleek new everyday hexagonal pen also features a ‘Made with recycled Nespresso Capsules’ engraving.
849 Nespresso ballpoint pen, CHF36.50
Justice League Trinity
Celebrate your inner comic hero with this Warner Bros super-power collaboration that features a trio of super heroes from the Justice League films. Join the fantasy world with this triple instrument collectors’ edition of sleek and stylish super-hero-themed pens, inspired by the textures and colours of three iconic characters – Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. Which one will you choose?
Justice League Trinity collectors’ fountain pen box, CHF4,350, and roller pen box, CHF2,970
Justice League roller pen, CHF990 each
Justice League fountain pen, CHF1,450 each
Varius Peter Marino
Add a strong, dominant and powerful touch to your desk stationery with this unique leather lace-up design by American architect Peter Marino. This two-piece collection is available as a roller and fountain pen, with two distinct designs to suit your style. The silver-plated rhodium-coated pens each feature a luxury leather wrap body with an architectural lace-up design, while the special-edition includes a unique skull cap and a lace-body design, with a moving tie enclosure for effortless style.
Varius Peter Marino special-edition fountain pen, CHF2,100, and roller pen, CHF1,700
Varius Peter Marino fountain pen, CHF990, and roller pen, CHF800