Mario Botta is a renowned international architect who has been awarded numerous prizes and is known as a pillar of the architectural world. His strong personality allows him to defend his powerful ideas, which include: “Architecture is an ethical field before being an aesthetic one.”
Mario Botta has reinvented the simplest and most evident forms – the square, circle, and rectangle. For him, simple forms are forms that reassure because they are pure and easy to grasp and understand.
He has a very specific concept of architecture, which he views from an anthropological perspective: for him, architecture has to act on memories.
Today, and ever since its inception in 1915, located in Geneva, Switzerland, the Maison Caran d'Ache is committed to developing and creating writing and drawing instruments combining the finest materials with the most advanced, innovative skills - including some that are very rare.
Since its beginnings at the dawn of the 20th century, Caran d’Ache, the one and only manufacturer of writing and drawing instruments on Swiss soil, has been part of this same lineage of excellence, technical quality, and craftsmanship.
Today, it embodies the same high-quality standards, while fostering continuous innovation and improvement.
Every Caran d’Ache product is subject to the strictest quality controls, applied both to raw materials and their sources, as well as to the processes used by the Maison. This approach is an essential component of the Swiss Made quality label, and the control system in place ensures compliance with the strictest criteria and standards.