Caran d’Ache, a renowned Swiss manufacturer of fine-art materials and writing instruments, has collaborated with The Met Store to present an exclusive line of fine-art materials featuring the museum’s unparalleled collection of fine art, representing over 5,000 years of world culture.
So, how do you bring together two such incredibly vast offerings? There’s only one thing that could be better than an actual bar, and that’s perhaps, a instore bespoke colour bar. Such a destination will allow customers to create their own sets of 12 Caran d’Ache Supracolor water-soluble pencils from a range of 80 shades, with displayed colour palettes inspired by masterpieces from The Met collection, by artists from Rembrandt to Van Gogh. Finally our passion for stationery can match the masterpieces.
To launch this dynamic pairing, The Met Store will host a live art-making event on Friday 21 April, at The Met Fifth Avenue with New York-based fashion illustrator Meagan Morrison of TravelWriteDraw appearing to speak about her career as an artist, create unique artworks and participate in a live Q&A.
In addition to the color bar, the range will include exclusive Met Store x Caran d’Ache colour art material sets. Packaging will feature artworks from The Met collection that demonstrate effects that are similar to those that can be created with the given materials. Pairings will include Henri-Edmond Cross’s Garden of the Painter at Saint Clair with a set of 18 Supracolor Soft water-soluble pencils; Herbert E. Crowley’s River Landscape with Rapids with a set of 18 Pablo water-resistant pencils; Odilon Redon’s Bouquet of Flowers with a set of 10 Neocolor II water-soluble pastels; and a detail of Georges Seurat’s Trombonist with a set of 6 graphite pencils.