A sleek, perfectly-proportioned body, a straight clip, a stainless-steel nib – the new LAMY aion is totally minimalist. Designed by the British industrial designer, Jasper Morrison, this is absolutely in harmony with his conviction that good design is maximally simple – yet, at the same time, maximally functional. An attitude absolutely compatible with the design principles of the LAMY brand – principles it has used as a basis for the development of its writing instruments for over 50 years.
At the same time, the LAMY aion reveals an uncompromising modernity, which is especially visible in the details. For the first time, a Lamy fountain pen has been equipped with a series-exclusive, newly-formed nib. Jasper Morrison gave it an unconventionally-proportioned outline, thus giving the writing instrument an avant-garde character. A distinguishing feature of the LAMY aion, and a real innovation in the production of writing instruments, is the ‘cast in one piece’ manufacture, whereby the body and cap are each designed as closed, seamless components and have an innovative surface structure. The grip zone is matted and thus finely accented. Its puristic, externally-sprung stainless steel clip completes the formal overall concept.
As little plastic as possible is used in the LAMY aion and it is manufactured from all-metal. In order to realize the seamless design and the innovative surface finish of the LAMY aion, Lamy has developed new manufacturing processes. In a sophisticated multi-stage process, the aluminum 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 anodized. The LAMY aion family of writing instruments includes fountain pens, ballpoint pens and rollerball pens.
Jasper Morrison, born in 1959 in London, is considered to be one of the leading designers of the present day. He first studied design at the Kingston Polytechnic Design School in London and then completed his Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art. In 1984, he spent a year on a scholarship at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin.