The Lamy fountain pen is one of my favourite pens on the market because it is the antithesis of gaudy and is a great starter pen for anyone interested in writing with a fountain pen. .
The success of the Lamy fountain pen can be attributed to many factors but one of the prime reasons for it’s success and it’s cult status is the influence that Bauhaus design principles have had on it’s development.
The Bauhaus design movement started in Germany and is an architectural movement which has had a huge influence in the design of all sorts of products, not just buildings. Germany is well known for it’s fine industrial engineering and a small pen company in Heidelberg employed designers who were part of the Bauhaus movement to design it’s Lamy 2000 pen.
The success of the Lamy 2000 pen propelled this small pen company based in Heidelberg onto the world stage and a pen that was first released in 1966 is still being manufactured today.
Bauhaus design holds that form, that is the beauty of something, should play second fiddle to it’s function, that is the use of the product. So while Lamy pens are beautiful to look at they perform exceptionally well because the first priority of any Bauhaus designer is how the product or object actually performs it’s primary task or job.
So you will notice that Lamy pens sport clean, minimalist design and bright primary colors and are quite quirky among fountain pens but are very highly regarded nevertheless.
They are super starter pens for anyone thinking of using a fountain pen in their everyday life, work or school because they have a great, inexpensive range for starters as well as high quality foungain pens such as the Lamy 2000, Pur, Dialog 3, Studio and many others.
Furthermore they produce a good range of promotional pens which can be great, unique products to promote your company’s brand and which leave a great impression with the recipient.
Lamy also produce ballpoint pens but it is the fountain pen that the company is best known for and which ensures a place in the heart of all pen lovers and aficionados.