Lamy named Brand of the Century Heidelberg manufacturer of writing instruments receives German Standards Brand Award.


Lamy is synonymous with design and quality made in Germany. As one of the most significant brands in Germany, the Heidelberg manufacturer of writing instruments was honoured with the German Standards Brand Award in the Fountain Pens category and added to the compendium 'Brands of the Century – Lighthouses in the sea of brands' by a high-ranking jury.

Beate Oblau, Head of Marketing at Lamy, commented on the award's presentation by Florian Langenscheidt, publisher of Brands of the Century, saying: "We are delighted to receive this important award today. The prize honours our brand and above all the tradition and principles of our products and the entire company." The fascination of Lamy writing instruments has been characterised by the Bauhaus principle of 'form following function' for about half a century now. Every product has to fulfil its function while also being durable and beautiful. This holistically high standard of innovative design and premium quality is what makes Lamy the market leader in Germany and creates a design brand whose products also hold a top position worldwide.

The German Standards Brand Award, a sculpture designed by the internationally renowned designer Mike Meiré, makes Lamy a member of the exclusive circle of 250 brands, each of which represents their product category with a unique feature. Brought together in a prestigious work, they form a complete picture of German (world) market leaders. The especially elaborately-designed anniversary edition of 'Brands of the Century – Lighthouses in the sea of brands' tells the story of all brands to have received the award in words and pictures. It is published both nationally and internationally by the Deutsche Standards EDITIONEN publishing house.

Since 2002, the Brands of the Century initiative has been accompanied by extensive measures and a huge media presence, for example the "Lange Nacht der Kulturmarken" [Night of Cultural Brands] in collaboration with the TV channel ZDF. This has allowed the initiative to become a significant institution in brand communications over the last 10 years.

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About Lamy
The LAMY brand stands for high-quality designer writing instruments defined by their timeless modern aesthetics and perfect functionality. Its success story began over 50 years ago with the LAMY 2000: in 1966, the model established the clear and unmistakeable design which still defines the style of all the brand’s products today – the Lamy design. As an independent family business, Lamy has been associated with Heidelberg since it was first founded in 1930 and therefore guarantees consistent high quality, “Made in Germany”. With an annual production of over 8 million writing instruments and turnover of more than 110 million euros in 2016, Lamy today is not only the market leader in Germany but has developed to become an internationally sought-after brand. The company continues to set trends, not just through its annual special editions and has inspired writing enthusiasts around the world with its innovative colours and surface finishes. In this way, Lamy continues to reinvent itself and proves that a writing instrument is more than just an everyday object: it is a genuine lifestyle accessory which expresses the pleasures of writing by hand and highlights the individuality of the owner.

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