In the evolution of Lamy from a small Heidelberg writing implement factory to the market leader and brand manufacturer of international significance, the birth of the Lamy design brand in 1966 was without doubt the most important milestone. But there are many others which are worth describing in a short journey through time.
Josef Lamy, who up until then had worked as an export and branch manager for an American writing instruments manufacturer, set up his own business in Heidelberg, the OrthosFüllfederhalter-Fabrik.
Lamy expands its pioneering role within the writing instrument sector – not only in their capacity as market leaders in Germany but also as a German design brand whose products hold a special position across the globe.
The LAMY dialog 3 is the first capless fountain pen. Its unique twist mechanism has made it a modern icon. Lamy is now launching a new generation of this successful model with two sophisticated, high-gloss finishes.
The new LAMY imporium combines strong design with powerful structure. This characteristic model complements the Premium portfolio with yet another family of high-quality writing instruments.
The new year will get off to a great start: the preparations are already underway for the big anniversary – in 2016 the company is celebrating “50 Years of Lamy Design”.
Art to inspire: the Lamy Galleria and Sculpture Garden
Art which shows our world from a new and different perspective sometimes excites and often stimulates. For this reason Lamy fosters a close relationship with the world of fine art. The central importance this holds in the company can be seen for example in the spacious, light-flooded Lamy Galleria. It is located between the Development Centre and the injection moulding plant and is therefore right in the middle of the day-to-day working environment. It can be used to hold staff meetings, but also as a venue for wandering exhibitions, which have become an institution in the cultural life of Heidelberg.
What’s more, three-dimensional art has its own permanent place in the Sculpture Garden on the roof of a leafy production hall. Here, Lamy employees can find a selection of sculptures by prominent artists – as an invitation to discover new perspectives and gather inspiration for their own work.