LAMY is a designer and manufacturer of writing instruments nestled in the hills of Heidelberg Germany. The company began when C. Joseph Lamy started designing pens in the 1930’s, and they moved into this facility in 1957. LAMY really began to make a name for itself when his son, Dr. Manfred Lamy began designing pens in the Bauhaus philosophy in 1966. Bauhaus embodies “function over form”, and you can see this influence in their products as well as their architecture.

Their headquarters is around 170,000 square feet, where they have more than 350 employees working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. They’ve maximized their efficiency of both their time and their space, and the scale at which their operating is beyond what we anticipated. Pride in the LAMY brand can be felt throughout the entire company, and unique elements like the LAMYteria company lunchroom, the Galleria, and the sculpture garden define their culture in a physical setting.

Video Timestamps:

  • Nibs (1:38)
  • Al-Star Assembly (4:00)
  • Safari (7:36)
  • Hand Assembly (8:17)
  • Ink Cartridges (10:37)
  • Bottled Ink (11:58)
  • Converters (12:43)
  • Warehouse (14:17)


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Brian Goulet