Caran d’Ache’s iconic 849 pens are as ubiquitous across offices in Switzerland, just as the Bic pens are in the US, despite Bic (somewhat ironically) being French. The Swiss writing instrument manufacturer have joined hands with the colorfully eccentric British brand Paul Smith to create the Paul Smith + Caran d’Ache 849.
The 849 ballpoint pen retains the hexagonal shape and comfortable proportions, while the lineup is given a new look thanks to the delightfully colorful palette that is characteristic of Paul Smith. The Paul Smith + Caran d’Ache 849 is available in ten different colors that are mostly pastel tones, tempting us to collect them all. Even the case is covered in the same shades of colorful tones.
It’s always interesting to see manufacturers update their most iconic products in collaboration with other brands to create new synergistic allure. The Paul Smith + Caran d’Ache 849 is no exception as the juxtaposition between the stoic writing instrument and jovial colors make for an interesting collaboration.