De Atramentis is a family-owned and operated company that makes it a point of honour to create high-quality products in accordance with an old tradition. Under the direction of Franz-Josef Jansen, the company designs inks whose diversity and quality of colour allow everyone to reveal their personality through writing.
From perfumed bottles to those featuring historical figures, the brand continues to develop its creativity, constantly illustrated by new themes. New shades will allow writing, art or calligraphy enthusiasts to satisfy their desire.
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. He did this after leaving his job as export manager at Parker. He filed his first patent for a piston system, which launched the brand. And then he 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. He 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).