Caran d'Ache is a Swiss manufacturer of school, office, art and luxury writing instruments.
An extension of Switzerland’s long history of watch-making and jewelry manufacturing, Caran d’Ache’s philosophy is simple: use high-quality materials and a sound design to create a superior-quality product.
The company takes its name, adopted in 1924, from the pen name of French, Russian-born, nineteenth-century illustrator, Emmanuel Poiré. ... The signature of the cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré, to whom Caran d'Ache owes its name, was the starting point of their redesign.