The Lamy brand was established in 1952 with the innovative Lamy 27 pen. In 1966 Lamy's reputation for design was cemented with the iconic lamy 2000. Lamy has become a market leader in Germany and enjoys global renown as an influential German design brand. The safari is the most popular of their wide range of styles and is a great example of Lamy design at an affordable price. The vast majority of Lamy fountain pens feature inexpensive replacement nibs available in a wide range of sizes. Lamy also feature an unusually-wide range of multi-function pens.
Every year, Lamy's special editions are hugely popular, especially special limited-time releases of new colours for the Safari and AL-star pens, often with matching inks.
Most of Lamy's pens are collaborative works, with respected industrial designers, usually those with a reputation for simple and minimalist design, especially those connected to or inspired by the German Bauhaus design movement.