De Atramentis inks
Originality, innovation and timelessness are the three words that come to mind when one thinks of the German brand. Its founder has always shown imagination in the creation of his pieces, both in terms of technique and design.
It all began in 1930 when C. Josef Lamy, then aged 30, founded the Orthos Füllfederhalter-Fabrik after leaving his job as export manager at Parker. He filed his first patent for a piston system, which launched the brand, and then changed the company name to C. Josef Lamy GmbH in 1948. Further patents for completely innovative pens were filed later.
His son Manfred took over the company in 1962. With a degree in economics, he focused his strategy on strong marketing and on the design of the pieces, also endowed with the same creative talent as his father. It must be said that he knew how to surround himself with internationally renowned designers such as the Germans Gerd A. Müller, Wolfgang Fabian, Richard Sapper and the Swiss Franco Clivio. It is therefore no coincidence that the brand has received several awards for the design of its pens, both nationally and internationally (the European Design Prize in 1988, the Design Prize of the FRG in 2004, several Good Design Awards from the Athenaeum in Chicago).
The German brand is one of the most renowned fountain pen brands in the world. Some of its products created in the 1960s are still successful today (Lamy 2000).
Stub: a nib with a wider than high point that allows you to make thick vertical strokes and thin horizontal strokes, more commonly known as full and loose.
When you choose a fountain pen, you have to pay attention to many details. First, have a look at the colour. Then, you have to consider the trims and the nib. They can be made with gold.