Created in 1929, the Fixpencil is an exceptional invention based on centuries of expertise of the Maison Caran d’Ache. Its novel silhouette, unrivalled technical qualities, and wide range of leads have impressed generations of architects and designers turning into a unique icon. It is so recognised in its native homeland of Switzerland that it was featured on a commemorative stamp in 2005. Classic hexagonal-shaped body made from light and resistant aluminium for comfortable use respectably exhibits the unique checked motif designed by the world-renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta. Mario Botta apparently considers the fixpencil a personal companion; an extension of his hand that fosters a "direct relationship between the thought and the drawing" with emphasis on architecture's artisanal heritage. Truly a collaborative match made in heaven, each able to compliment the other and example Swiss excellence, the limited edition fixpencil is sincerely inspirational. Mario Botta's Fixpencil comes in two inverse designs featuring a black-and-white checked motif finished off with his signature.
- Limited Edition
- Unique checked motif designed by Mario Botta and signiture
- Hexagonal barrel for comfortable use
- Concealed lead sharpener within button top
- Metal pocket clip (detachable)
- Clutch Mechanism
- Supplied with 1 x 2 mm HB pencil lead
- Supplied with 4 x water-soluble 2 mm leads (red, yellow, blue, green)
- Exquisite gift box
Available in white or black.
About Caran d'Ache
Founded in Geneva in 1924 and remains Switzerland's only manufacturer of writing instruments, Caran d'Ache have asserted themselves as one of the most dynamic and competent stationery manufacturers in the world (including their lifestyle accessory range) with guaranteed 100% Swiss made quality. Best known for their range of energetic colouring pencils (encased in solid tins depicting a beautiful Swiss Alpine landscape), they also know how to craft impeccable writing instruments as well, decorated in a vass aray of charismatic colour promising a pen true to the individual.