Lamy was founded in 1930 by Josef Lamy as an independent family business. Mr. Josef Lamy was originally a salesman with Parker but saw an opening in the market. The business grew rapidly with the Lamy brand being established in 1952. On the journey from small Heidelberg writing instrument factory to internationally significant market leader and brand manufacturer, the birth of the Lamy design brand in 1966 was surely the most important milestone. Under the leadership of Dr. Manfred Lamy, the independent family business developed into a modern and internationally successful writing instrument brand. With the LAMY 2000, he revolutionized the writing instrument market in 1966 and laid the foundation for the Lamy corporate philosophy today. Nowadays, Lamy presents new pen series' in collaboration with renowned external design houses and designers and in spite of this ever changing collaboration, the typical Lamy design is always preserved and clearly recognisable - thanks to the brand's well proven design principles based on the consistent symbiosis of aesthetics and functionality.