The Lamy 2000 Rollerball has been writing design history since 1966. As a timeless classic, it is still one of the most modern writing instruments today.
Designer: Gerd A. Müller
Lamy 2000 Rollerball
In the Lamy 2000 rollerball function alone determines form. With this design principle, Lamy has won the hearts of many design enthusiasts throughout the world. And this started with the LAMY 2000. When it made its first appearance in the shop windows in 1966, it was the first writing instrument of the modern era which did not seek to be a status symbol but only as an honest, high-precision tool for writing by hand. They made the pen using advanced materials, stainless steel, and Makrolon, a special resin that, along with the stainless steel, requires exclusive technology to work on them successfully.
When founded in 1930, Lamy’s fine pens had broad recognition. They launched the LAMY 2000 in 1996. This new fountain pen is revolutionary in several respects. The pen features no material surplus or design gadgets. Based on the Bauhaus principle “form follows function.” The pen focuses on function only. Laying the foundation for the precise design language, which still forms the basis for all Lamy writing instruments.
The LAMY rollerball also set new standards in the mid-sixties in terms of craft. Mainly because of the difficult challenge of working with the material combination of matt-ground stainless steel and Makrolon (polycarbonate).
When LAMY unveiled the safari at the Frankfurt Fair in 1980, very few guessed that it would one day be the best-selling fountain pen in the world. The LAMY safari enabled Lamy to focus on the group of 10 to 15-year-olds for the first time. This pen is the outcome of extensive research work in the field of youth psychology. In close cooperation with designer Wolfgang Fabian and under the direction of Prof. Bernt Spiegel, they developed the pen. The ergonomic design and quality of the LAMY safari rollerball are tailored to the needs of schoolchildren and also adults as well.