Design Pen in Box
In cooperation with the Girard Studio and Caran d'Ache, Vitra prensents the 849 Alexander Girard collection. The legendary silhouette of the 849 Caran d'Ache ballpoint pen is decorated by graphic patterns from the designer Alexander Girard. The elegant pen comes in a matching box that features the familiar eye motif by Girard. A great collector's item and gift for any design lover.
Girard also had a special relationship with his writing instruments, because he never left the house without a pen. For him, it was natural to always carry a pen with him in his tweed jacket, so that he could jolt down any new ideas that popped into his head. In addition to his pen, he also always carried paper with him, often notepads from hotels that could fit into his pocket. It was therefore assumed that his greatest designs occurred to him while on the road and were noted on a simple paper block with a pen from his jacket pocket.
Ballpoint Pen with Girard Pattern
Alexander Girard is considered to be one of the most influential designers of the American design of the post-war period. He enriched modernity in the 20th century with a slightly playful, sensual component that had been lacking in the design landscape of that time. Even today, his mostly colourful designs in the form of graphics, textiles and accessories can be found in numerous facilities and inspire design connoisseurs around the world.