Mr. Josef Lamy, formerly a salesperson for The Parker Pen Company in Germany, founded Lamy in 1930. To-date, Lamy maintains itself as an independent family-owned enterprise in Heidelberg, Germany.
Lamy is the market leader in the writing instrument market in Germany, with many award-winning models. The Studio fountain pen won the Good Design Award and iF Design Award in 2005. The Safari fountain pens and Scribble drafting pencils are also widely recognized for their modern and functional designs.