Along with the acquisition in 1929 of a patented model of a mechanical jaw pencil with spring mechanism designed by Carlo Schmid, Caran d’Ache has created a reference point in this sector. The upgraded version of the Fixpencil 2 allowed a better control thanks to a lighter weight and a universal appreciation among its customers.
Afterward, Caran d’Ache continues to develop this model for mines in several other diameters, from 0.5 to 3 mm, releasing on the market even an economic version with the body made in plastic.
The Fixpencil 2 lives until today in our offices and homes, and it is exported in massive amounts all over the world.
Jodie Foster once said: “The one thing I wished that I had learned the first I started as a Film Director was that all I really needed was confidence, a pen, and a paper… The truth is that everything you have to know is inside of you, every decision-making process is instinctual, and as long as you have a pen and a paper to write it down, you get it.”
So, let us all get the best of the best, and live life enjoying many extraordinary #designobjects.