Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel Lamy 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the Lamy 2000.
With an annual production of over 6 million writing instruments and a turnover exceeding €50 million Lamy today is not only the market leader in Germany but also ranks among the German design brands whose products hold a special position worldwide.
Innovative design for Lamy means not only the demand for a contemporary design language of its own, but also the aim of developing technical innovations which lead to increased utility value.
Its solid stainless steel clip obtains its springing characteristic not from the material itself, which was previously the case for writing instruments, but from a spring mechanism concealed in the interior. What may appear at first sight simply as an impressive-looking solution proves to be an innovative advantage in use. This clip does what it is supposed to – it provides a tight hold, but gently, and without damaging the textile.
The solutions mentioned here are, of course, just a representative sample. Many other technical innovations have their origin in the pioneering spirit of Lamy, along with many examples of unusual and unmistakable product design.The LAMY 2000 from 1966 is a good example.