LAMY specs vol. 3
Ideas which change everything
Welcome to LAMY specs Vol. 3. Read here what the new issue holds for you.
What works is beautiful – “form follows function”. This was the motto of the Bauhaus, which was founded in Weimar in 1919. Even though it only existed for 14 years, the Bauhaus has had a lasting effect on subsequent generations: in the areas of architecture, art, and design. On the occasion of its upcoming jubilee, we are taking a look, in this edition, at the legendary school of design – and the continuation of its ideasup to the present day. The Lamy design philosophy also has its origins in the Bauhaus. It entered into our product range in 1966 with the LAMY 2000. Since then it has defined the style of all Lamy writing instruments. It is based on the conviction that the function determines the form, and this should always be clear, reduced and free from superfluous details.
The best example of this is the LAMY dialog 3. From the outside, one cannot see how complex the technology is on the inside. Nib and clip can be retracted with a single twist of the capless fountain pen. A technical solution which is unique to this day. The LAMY dialog 3 was designed by Franco Clivio, who also developed the LAMY pico pocket ballpoint pen for and with Lamy – “the most beautiful task that I have ever had in my life.” In our interview, the designer explains how he was inspired by a discovery at a flea market.
We hope you enjoy this inspiring read!
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The word “specs” in the title, short for specifications, is originally a term from product development.
What we mean by this is the sum of all the facets that make Lamy special and unique. The topics which interest us, the personalities and stories which surround us.
Yet we always return to our central brand values, which guide everything we do and are as immovable as the Pole Star. “Design. Made in Germany” is just as much part of this as the commitment to writing by hand – even in, or particularly in, this digital age. As a writing instrument brand, we are intrinsically rooted in the real, haptic world. And yet analogue and digital are not a contradiction for us – in fact they are two sides of the same coin. They supplement, complement each other.
With this in mind, we hope that reading LAMY specs proves an inspiration to you.
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