Another award for LAMY


Heidelberg, January 2010. For close on 60 years the Good Design Award has been presented in Chicago as an accolade for particularly innovative and design-oriented products. In 2009 the traditional Heidelberg brand Lamy once again impressed the jury – this time with the LAMY dialog 3. This is the eighth time the manufacturer of writing instruments has won the Good Design Award since 1996, making it the most frequently awarded writing instruments brand. In recent years, for example, the LAMY noto, LAMY dialog 2 and LAMY studio were selected as prizewinners by the jury.

The LAMY dialog 3, created by Swiss designer Franco Clivio, is the world’s first twist-action fountain pen whose clip and nib retract when the pen is twisted. A precisely closing ball valve protects the partially platinised 14-carat gold nib from dirt and drying out. Thanks to the mechanism this exceptional writing instrument does not need a cap and therefore stands out with striking aesthetic appeal and a high level of comfort when writing. Within a very short time after its market introduction in October 2009 the LAMY dialog 3 not only received the Good Design Award but also the prestigious iF Award.

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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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