All Caran d’Ache Varius Ever Made

It’s impressive how much a collection can shape the image of a brand, further strengthening its core. From the timeless Ecridor to the world-renowned collection that pays homage to the lake nestled in the heart of Geneva, each series in the Caran d’Ache portfolio embodies the design vision and expertise passed down through generations of the Swiss brand. For a quick recap as well as to keep you up to date with the latest releases, today we will be exploring the whole Varius series trying to identify the most beautiful edition. Well, that wouldn’t be true anyway as they’re all equally beautiful.

Caran d’Ache Varius Silas 

Let’s kick off our list with the Varius Silas – a special edition that boasts a strong character and stands out with an innovative design featuring a silicone-coated body with unique patterns along it. Depending on the brightness of the light, the pen produces shimmering geometrical reflections that vary from grey to blue. For any design enthusiast, this writing instrument is a pleasure to use as well as to stare at, perfectly complementing any collection. Thanks to the hexagonal, elongated shape, the pen is easy to handle and offers a comfortable writing experience and those who are used to writing more will appreciate this. 

Caran d’Ache Varius Rubracer 

From silicone we move straight to rubber with the Rubracer edition. Its body of black rubber with guillochage decoration gives this pen an imposing elegance that is perfectly in tune with contemporary city life. Personally, I would see this pen in the hands of an aspiring designer. 

Caran d’Ache Varius Kengo Kuma

Designed in collaboration with the renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, this special edition is inspired by the concept of harmony between nature and architecture. The pen’s sleek and minimalist design is reminiscent of Kuma’s architectural style and is crafted of Cypress Hinoki, a noble wood mainly used in Japan. The uniqueness of the material as well as the design make it a coveted piece for both writing enthusiasts and admirers of Kuma’s work. Definitely a piece to have in collection.

Caran d’Ache Varius Ivanhoe & Ivanhoe Black

A design that takes you back to medieval times, the Varius Ivanhoe is inspired by the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table featuring a barrel crafted from stainless steel coated with a unique-diamond shaped pattern, resembling the armor worn by knights. Whether you like it in chrome or PVD finish, you’ll find this edition a great companion.

Caran d’Ache Varius Ebony Rhodium & Rose Gold

Caran d’Ache has always played with the best materials, no wonder they chose to explore the precious ebony wood for one of their editions. Each pen showcases a rich, deep black color and a smooth, polished finish. In addition to the wooden elements, the edition features refined silver-plated accents and the iconic Caran d’Ache hexagonal shape. To me this edition is a sophisticated statement that everyone should make to themselves. Available in Rhodium or Rose Gold.

Caran d’Ache Varius China Black Rhodium and Black Gold

Given that lacquer art is one of Caran d’Aches’ areas of expertise, we would have expected to see a Varius edition with lacquer elements. Each coat of lacquer applied further highlights the craftsmanship behind and makes this edition shine like a diamond in the spotlight, a detail that enthusiasts have always appreciated. Whether you prefer it in rhodium or gold finish, this is a refined choice and a great addition to any collection.

Caran d’Ache Varius Ceramic Black

Made from black ceramic, this Varius exudes a sense of understated luxury while being ready to catch everyone’s eye. It features a smooth barrel and cap, complemented by silver-plated trims that create a striking contrast. The pen’s ergonomic shape ensures a comfortable grip, while its fine craftsmanship and attention to detail make it stand-out in the crowd. 

Caran d’Ache Varius Carbon

Carbon fibre is another material that Caran d’Ache put to the test for their series and the result is simply extraordinary: a dynamic and cutting-edge looking edition that is considerably more lightweight compared to its counterparts.

Caran d’Ache Varius Peter Marino

The Caran d’Ache Varius Peter Marino is a luxurious limited edition created in partnership with the renowned American architect and designer, Peter Marino. Reflecting Marino’s bold and avant-garde style, the pen showcases a distinctive blend of black and silver tones with an industrial-inspired pattern. Meticulously crafted from exquisite materials, it exudes a sense of artistic flair and sophistication embodying the fusion of art, design and Swiss craftsmanship. A worth collecting piece? I would say so.

Caran d’Ache Varius Trophy

Launched in 2022, the Caran d’Ache Varius Trophy is a subtle reinterpretation of the world of golf and complements the current editions. A beautiful blend of leather and precious materials, all brought together in a handcrafted writing instrument in tune with Caran d’Ache’s creative spirit and craftsmanship. Besides the sporty, yet elegant design, one will notice the enjoyable sensation while writing.

Caran d’Ache Varius Rainbow

The latest addition to the series, the Varius Rainbow celebrates the vibrant spectrum of colors and invites the user to get creative. With a sleek and sophisticated design, it features a cylindrical body crafted from polished brass, adorned with a striking rainbow-colored coating. All the little details are testimony to the Swiss precision that the Geneva-based brand prides itself on.

What’s next in the Varius series? Only time will tell, but we’re sure that Caran d’Ache’s creative spirit will always keep the collection alive. Until then we invite you to dive into their current editions on their website

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