Caran d'Ache 849 Alexander Girard Ballpoint Pen in Pink

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Every year, the Geneva-based company offers the emblematic 849 a face lift through inspiring partnerships withtalented individuals asked to call on their boundless creativity to reinterpret the pen. The 849 becomes a blankcanvas, the playground of great designers, stylists and artists.
The 849 Alexander Girard limited edition was born of the desire of Caran d’Ache, Vitra and Studio Girard todecorate the 849 with the joyous cult patterns dreamt up by Alexander Girard. This multi-talented creatorrevolutionised the history of 20th century design by leaving his colourful, graphic mark on everyday objects. With akeen interest in textures, patterns and folk art, Alexander Girard collected the writing instruments which enabledhim to express his creativity.

The two 849s call on patterns chosen from the collections of the Vitra Design Museum which houses thedesigner’s archives. The pink and white 849 boasts the “check stripes” pattern, developed by Alexander Girard tobring a touch of colour to decorative panels and textiles in everyday life. The black and white 849 presents the“double triangle" pattern created for use on textiles and wallpaper. Inspired by the archives of Caran d’Ache, the metal boxes accompanying the 849 are ideal for taking the pensanywhere or keeping them on a desk with all the other writing instruments. Practical designer objects carrying theiconic “the eyes” pattern in pink and blue.

  • Hexagonal body for a unique handling and writing comfort.
  • Light and resistant aluminium body.
  • Flexible steel clip.
  • Goliath cartridge that can be used for up to 600 pages of A4.
  • Steel tip with a tungsten carbide rotating ball ensuring a clean, flawless line.
  • Refills available: giant Goliath cartridge, size M (blue, black, red, green), F
    (blue, black, red) and L (blue, black).
  • Made in Switzerland.