specs vol. 2

 
Intro

Leap into the unknown

First issues are always awaited with great suspense. But even more important is the question: What comes afterwards?

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LAMY safari: The Design Chameleon
Design

LAMY safari: The Design Chameleon

15 grams, 14 centimetres. One should not allow oneself to be deceived by this slight apparition: The LAMY safari is any thing but a lightweight. In fact, it is the bestselling writing instrument in the world in its category. What lies behind the fascination with the LAMY safari?

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Blue and more: In the realm of ink
Stories

Blue and more: In the realm of ink

“A drop of ink may make a million think,” as Lord Byron knew. And today too, as tweets rather than the handwritten word move the masses, a pen and ink evoke a particular fascination.

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Welcome to New York
Lamy backstage

Welcome to New York

Trendy quarter, fashion Mecca, creative hub: In the heart of SoHo, New York, Lamy is opening a new brand store.

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More than we see
thinking tools

More than we see

In order to look behind the ‘essence of things’, more than perfect vision is required: amongst other things, a space which makes it possible to contemplate them from a new perspective. The 21_21 Design Sight Museum is just such a place, one which recently hosted the “thinking tools” exhibition.

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A conversation with Naoto Fukawasa
Interview

A conversation with Naoto Fukawasa

How is good design developed? The exhibition “thinking tools” traces this seemingly simple question. Designer Naoto Fukasawa has found his own particular answers – and these in turn are all about asking the right questions.

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