In collaboration with Nespresso, Caran d’Ache is presenting a new 849 ballpoint pen in limited edition made using the aluminium from Nespresso recycled capsules. This exclusive writing instrument was born of the encounter between two iconic Swiss companies, sharing common values: sustainable development, innovation and Swiss design quality.
In 2015, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nespresso’s commitment to recycle its aluminium capsules, the companylaunched its Second Life project to breathe new life into its used capsules through a range of iconic Swiss products.
Caran d’Ache Research & Development laboratory went through numerous tests to create an exclusive alloy using thealuminium from recycled capsules, meeting the quality requirements of the 849. A writing instrument that is both robust and sustainable while boasting a timeless look.
Every year, a capsule colour is selected to decorate products part of the Second Life collection. In 2020, the “Arpeggio” capsule is called on to lend its PURPLE colour to the 849. The “Made with recycled Nespresso Capsules” label reinforces the authenticity of this limited edition. The 100% recycled and recyclable packaging strengthens the responsible approach adopted Caran d’Ache and Nespresso.