Lamy Imporium, a piece of German engineering
If you like Bauhaus or fast, perfectly streamlined Audi’s or BMW’s then Lamy is the fountain pen brand for you. Lamy is a company that wants to produce fountain pens that are perfect and fit in to modern times. Lamy offers a wide range of writing products that are made with modern materials. Lamy also works closely with famous designers to create innovative products. The Lamy Imporium is designed by the famous architect Mario Bellini. He’s known for his design for the Green Towers of the Deutsche Bank. For Imporium Bellini got inspired by roman columns as you can see on the shaft of the fountain pen.
How does a Lamy Imporium write?
The Imporium is a high quality instrument, made out of durable metals and available in titanium and matte black. The fountain pen writes incredibly well. It has a comfortable grip and it’s well in hand. It’s on the heavy side though and with the cap on the back it’s also quite large. The thread is almost completely hidden and doesn’t cause any problems while holding or writhing with the fountain pen.
The nibs of a Lamy Imporium
The nibs of the imporium are not made by a very original design. In the cheaper fountain pens made by Lamy they use a similar nib. The nib of the imporium is made of gold on the other hand and writes truly great. The nib is available in different sizes. Most of these nibs are made for daily writing and scribbling. If you want to improve your calligraphy this might not be the fountain pen for you, it’s better to look for a fountain pen with a more flexible nib.
The Lamy Imporium filling system
The Imporium uses a cartridge filling system that can also be used with a converter. The clip on the cap is nice and sturdy, you can carry this fountain pen around in different ways without any problems.