Colour: available in two colours – a black base with white chequered pattern and a white base with black chequered pattern – the Fixpencil® is a mechanical pencil echoing the hexagonal shape of Caran d’Ache writing instruments.
Design: chequered pattern designed by Mario Botta. It can be also be used as a means of measuring: 5 tiles = 1 cm.
Characteristics: graphite B lead, Ø 2 mm + tube of 4 water-soluble coloured leads, Ø 2 mm.
Quality: like all Caran d’Ache writing instruments, the Fixpencil® Mario Botta is manufactured from start to finish in the company’s workshops in Geneva in accordance with the Swiss Made label.
Comfort: a hexagonal body for easy handling and unique comfort when writing.
Packaging: a unique gift set from Mario Botta and Caran d’Ache. Once open, the box
becomes a genuine office accessory to hold the instrument and its accompanying leads.
Techniques for use:
Fine or thick lines (0.1 to 3 mm) for detail drawings, planes, shading and colours.
Resistant graphite B lead for quick, spontaneous sketches.
4 brightly-coloured leads to be used dry or as watercolours.
Availability: The Mario Botta Fixpencil® will be available in Caran d’Ache boutiques and points of sale from May 2016.