The LAMY 2000 Fountain Pen 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 SS Fountain Pen
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 a simple, 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 fine pens had broad recognition—launched in 1996. This new fountain pen is revolutionary in several respects. Above all, the pen features no material surplus or design gadgets. Based on the Bauhaus principle, “form follows function.” The fountain pen focuses on function only. They lay the foundation for the precise design language, which still forms the basis for all Lamy writing instruments.
The LAMY 2000 also set new standards in the mid-sixties in terms of craft. 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 also under the direction of Prof. Bernt Spiegel, they developed the pen.
The ergonomic design and quality of the LAMY safari take into account the needs of schoolchildren and adults.