Caran d’Ache and Nespresso team up to launch a NEW edition of the Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen

Driven by shared values of innovation, excellence and environmental sustainability, Nespresso and Caran d’Ache are partnering for a third time to create a limited-edition ballpoint pen made from aluminium, from recycled coffee capsules.

Sustainability at your fingertips

Building on the success of the first two editions, Caran d’Ache and Nespresso are once again teaming up for a new edition of the iconic Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen made from recycled aluminium capsules from used Nespresso capsules; reaffirming the two iconic Swiss Maisons’ commitment to the values of innovation, excellence and environmental sustainability.

Following the launches of the Nespresso “Darkhan” and “India” capsules, this year Caran d’Ache and Nespresso selected the deep, satiny purple of the “Firenze Arpeggio” capsules, which is used to adorn the body of the pen. The Caran d’Ache + Nespresso limited edition is a design-led accessory, which also conveys a message of commitment to sustainable development, an issue dear to both Maisons.

Made from recycled Nespresso capsule aluminum, this limited-edition pen demonstrates the benefits of the circular economy. Made from an aluminium alloy not used in the making of classic Caran d’Ache pens, the brand’s manufacture has had to develop specific innovation to avoid compromising the quality of the writing instrument.

It was essential to Caran d’Ache to ensure the writing accessory was just as resistant as the other pens produced by the Maison, meaning its owner can use it for a lifetime. A refillable Goliath cartridge is sold individually and available in 4 colours and three widths making the tool even sustainable for years to come. The perfect companion for everyday life, the Caran d’Ache + Nespresso 849 ballpoint pen is set to appeal to aficionados of both beautiful and environmentally-friendly objects.

The Caran d’Ache + Nespresso ballpoint pen

A true contemporary icon of the Maison Caran d’Ache, the 849 pen epitomises the cultural and creative effervescence of the 1960s. Since 1969, the ballpoint pen has become one of Caran d’Ache’s most emblematic products as well as one of its best-sellers: one of these pens is sold every 5 minutes in retail outlets around the world.  Easily spotted at first glance thanks to its hexagonal shape, it is the heir to the precepts of industrial design and its ergonomic concerns. In addition to its timeless design and unequalled writing comfort, the Goliath cartridge’s exceptional performance is capable of writing flawlessly up to 600 A4 pages.