Fountain pen (modern)


Lamy 2000 (1966), Gerd Alfred Müller

Founded in 1930 by Josef Lamy, who was a sales representative for The Parker Pen Company in Germany, Lamy is a producer of writing instruments and a pioneer in the use of moulded synthetic plastics to make their product. With the design principle ‘function alone determines form’, Lamy has won the hearts of many design enthusiasts throughout the world.

Lamy’s flagship fountain pen is the 2000. Designed by Gerd Alfred Müller and released in 1966, it remains in production today. The 2000 was innovative in its day for its use of a special fiberglass resin produced by Bayer, Makrolon, for the body of the pen. It was the first writing instrument of the modern era which did not seek to be a status symbol but simply an honest, high-precision tool for writing by hand.

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