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Lamy 2000 And The Origins Of Lamy Design
Posted 27 August 2012 - 19:48
Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:28
"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are." —Anaïs Nin
Posted 01 September 2012 - 20:49
Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:26
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Design consistencies in Müller’s work for the Braun KM3 and the Lamy 2000.
Another design cue Müller carried forward from Braun to Lamy is the similar portion of metal to plastic in the razor and the pen. The similarity is striking and the implication is clear: in each product, the “business” end is constructed of metal (shaving foil, nib and grip section) and the plastic body conceals the inner workings (electronics and power supply; ink chamber and filling mechanism). To directly quote Rams’ “good design” principles, this design choice concentrates on essential aspects that "emphasize the usefulness of [the] product while disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.”-
I've been reading and re-reading this great essay concerning the Lamy 2K. Amazing work, congratulations and many thanks. What is said about good design is fascinating, and I have no doubt that the 2K is following this line of work. I doubt some other high(er) end production could say this, concerning the honesty part of the good design...
Do you know if these proportions found in the Brawn products and the 2K are based on some kind of ergonomical considerations? I ask this because I've always found the 2K to be extremely comfortable comparing to models about the same size and weight.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:49
The Lamy 2000 is a pen I wanted to love, but I experienced severe leaking on two of them around the nib area. It seems that with the change to an all-metal breather-hole, this problem might have been solved. So perhaps I might give Lamy one more try...
Posted 12 September 2012 - 22:36
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 19:47
I have a number of Lamy 2000 Fountain Pens and Ballpoints, and am delighted with them all.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 20:00
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Edited by bphollin, 14 September 2012 - 20:03.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:43
A question for you: I have two tradtional 2000s and I just got a new 2000M. You point out the inset metal disc on the bottom of the normal 2000 piston knob. (Minor quibble: this looks to me more like aluminum than stainless steel.) But on the 2000M, this appears to be simply a foil sticker! I haven't had the guts to try to remove the sticker to see what (if anything) might be beneath it. Does this look like a sticker to you? Any idea what's underneath?
Edited by MCN, 17 September 2012 - 20:47.
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