LAMY's aion pen by jasper morrison presented in 'thinking tools' at 21_21 design sight

LAMY's aion pen by jasper morrison presented in 'thinking tools' at 21_21 design sight

as little plastic as possible is used in the ‘aion’ series and the fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens, designs courtesy of jasper morrison, are made from all-metal. an innovation in the production of writing instruments has been undertaken by the german producer LAMY: a ‘cast in one piece’ manufacture, whereby the body and cap are each designed as closed, seamless components. the smooth deep-drawn aluminium body parts are the first of their kind and give the series a harmonious appearance. brushed and blasted surfaces are refined with a brilliant silk-matt anodic coating finish, creating formal tension. the sturdy high gloss polished clip perfectly rounds off the overall design.

image courtesy of jasper morrison



in order to realise the seamless design and the innovative surface finish of the ‘aion’, LAMY has developed new manufacturing processes. in a sophisticated multi-stage process, the aluminium housing elements are formed by deep-drawing. the surface structuring is computer-controlled by robot-supported grinding. for its unique finish, the components of the LAMY ‘aion’ are first brushed, stained, polished and, in the case of the grip, blasted and then finally anodised.

for the first time, a LAMY fountain pen has been equipped with a series-exclusive, newly-formed ni


‘aion’ clip studies by jasper morrison


the grip zone is matted and thus finely accented


sketches by jasper morrison


a sleek, well-proportioned body, a straight clip, a stainless-steel spring


sketches by jasper morrison


material research for the ‘aion’ series by jasper morrison


the new LAMY ‘aion’ series includes fountain-, rollerball- and ballpoint pens in a black (and olivesilver) finish


‘thinking tools’ touring exhibition at 21_21 design sight in tokyo celebrates 50 years of LAMY design — until april 8th


a view into the exhibition
© christoph niemann for c. josef lamy gmbh




a view into the exhibition


display of the history of LAMY’s writing tools


display of the history of LAMY’s writing tools


a view inside the exhibition
© christoph niemann for c. josef lamy gmbh


a view inside the exhibition
© christoph niemann for c. josef lamy gmbh


thinking tools 
at 21_21 design sight gallery, tokyo
until april 8th, 2018

the exhibition documents the design and creation process of LAMY writing tools by means of a number of prototypes and models, sketches and designs from the LAMY archive in heidelberg. it is supplemented by drawings and installations developed for LAMY by illustrator christoph niemann. the conception, design and staging of the exhibition was the responsibility of creative director mike meiré and his agency meiré und meiré.

during the exhibition period, talk events will be held by three guest speakers: naoto fukasawa, designer of the LAMY noto; aogu onuki, marketing at LAMY and design engineer shunji yamanaka.

  • small correction. That pen in the ehibition is the LAMY 2000 😉

    Josef says:

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