LAMY WRITING INSTRUMENTS
LAMY STATIONERY & REFILLS
At Pen sense, we have a vast range of LAMY products for you. Stocking popular ranges such as Safari, Scribble, Tippo and Pico. A range of fountain, ballpoint and rollerball pens are available for all ages to enjoy and a style to uit every man and woman. LAMY products are crafted from a number of materials such as steel, acrylic, resin and aluminium and are presented in a vast array of colours and finishes. Please look through our selection of LAMY products to see which LAMY item suits you.
The LAMY journey started in 1930, when founder C. Josef Lamy, started his own company in Heidelberg, the Orthos Füllfederhalter-Fabrik. At the time Josef was working as an export and branch manager for an American writing instrument manufacturer, but felt it was time to start his own business.
Following the beginning of the second world war in 1939, more than 200,000 ORTHOS and ARTUS brand fountain pens are being produced annually, the company was already building a reputable name within the writing industry. In 1952 the streamlined LAMY 27 fountain pen,was launched symbolising LAMY’s breakthrough into the market. The innovative “Tintomatik” system ensures a smooth, clean flow of ink, which is still popular today.
In 1966 the young Marketing Manager Dr Manfred Lamy, finds inspiration from brands such as Braun, already very popular on within the industry. Gerd A. Müller, former Braun designer meets Dr Lamy and together the pair soon launch the LAMY 2000. This innovative invention took inspiration from the bauhaus era following the principle “form follows function”, the design set new standards within workmanship combining materials matt-ground stainless steel and Makrolon (polycarbonate) which are very difficult to work with.
Following several years of increasing success the LAMY group launched their own specialised store and quickly became recognised as a revolutionary design corporation. In 1980 the brand launched the Safari collection, captivating younger audiences to use LAMY instruments when studying, their robust and clever design not only appealed to the younger generation but quickly captured the minds of adults and remains popular to this day.
In 1986, LAMY celebrated 20 years of Lamy Design. In connection with the celebrations, the entrance to the company is redesigned to reflect the principles of the Lamy Corporate Design. In July that same year, LAMY founder, C. Josef Lamy passed away at the age of 87. Shortly after his death the group received the Commission of the European Community awards, the “European Design Prize 1988” in 1988.
Following the company's 30 year anniversary in 1996, LAMY opened the doors to their own galleria.
Jumping forward to 2010, the LAMY noto is presented with the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, as a worthy successor to the LAMY spirit and LAMY pico, which also won this prestigious ‘Design Oscar’ in 1996 and 2004. The LAMY dialog 3 is becoming a favourite of award judges, having also won the iF and the red dot product design awards.
The company’s success and recognition of innovative design and manufacturing continues to grow, in 2018 the company launched their own magazine. The company’s commitment to progress and creativity has proven to be a massive success within the writing industry and community, their principles of design are still strong, with three long-standing employees - Beate Oblau, Thomas Trapp and Peter Utsch now at the helm.
LAMY Personalisation Options
At Pen Sense, we offer a range of personalisation services to make your purchases that little bit more special. Our trained staff are able to engrave and emboss a number of items for you to enjoy for years to come. We are also able to supply a number of corporate gifting options for your business. With specialsied plaque engravings for longer messages and business logos to immaculately finished pen engraving, making those specials occasions in your personal or business calendar perfect. We also offer a gift wrapping service, this year round service completes any gift with a handwritten tag and personalised touch. Please note that not all LAMY items are suitable for personalisation, please contact our friendly staff for advice and further information about our personalisation services.
Pen Sense is an authorised LAMY retailer, please visit the official LAMY website