Sir Paul Smith switches up Caran d’Ache’s traditional ballpoint with six new duotone designs

by Editors Staff

Sir Paul Smith brings his inimitable sense of color to one of many prime progenitors of color, Swiss producer Caran d’Ache. That is the fourth collaboration between the British designer and the 100-year-old maker of nice artwork supplies and writing devices, and this time the main target is on the 849 ballpoint pen.

Paul Smith Caran d’Ache 849 duotone ballpoint pen

(Picture credit score: Caran d’Ache)

The gathering consists of six examples of the 849, every completed in a brand new duotone color mixture, drawn from the seemingly bottomless effectively of Smith’s palette. The 849 sequence is an acknowledged design traditional, a hexagonal barrelled pen with separate clip, out there as pencil, fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint.

Paul Smith Caran d'Ache pens touching

(Picture credit score: Caran d’Ache)

It’s the latter that has been given the Paul Smith therapy, with every of the brand new duotone designs referencing the designer’s well-known stripes, stitching and different strongly contrasting colourways. It strikes the collaboration on from the unique set of ten 849 pens in a hitherto unseen color palette.

Paul Smith Caran d'Ache duotone 849 pens in blue and grey, and blue and green

(Picture credit score: Caran d’Ache)

The brand new colourways are carried over to the metallic instances, which additionally bear the gold-plated signature of ‘Caran d’Ache+Paul Smith’, whereas the Swiss-made pens have lacquered our bodies and a chromed pusher and clip. 

Paul Smith Caran d'Ache pen and case in red and pink

(Picture credit score: Caran d’Ache)

Sir Paul Smith’s ardour for color and distinction informs every part that comes out of his atelier, in addition to his various collaborations, starting from a traditional Mini to a conceptual Mini, to work for Boffi, Braun and Porter.

Paul Smith Caran d'Ache duotone pens and cases from above

(Picture credit score: Caran d’Ache)

The designer is a longstanding fan of Caran d’Ache and has used the corporate’s merchandise for a few years. The newest assortment showcases the Swiss firm’s admirable means to precise its color capabilities in quite a lot of methods. 

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