In 2003, Lamy launched the Dialog series of high-end writing instruments and collaborating with famed industrial designers in their conception. In 2009, the Dialog 3 was designed by Franco Clivio, among others he designed for clients such as Erco, FSB, Gardena, Rodenstock and Siemens.
Both the nib and the clip retract into the Lamy dialog 3's body. Its innovative rotating mechanism makes this premium fountain pen the first of its kind. Twist the pen and the 14 carat gold nib glides elegantly out of the body, while the clip sinks down. When closed, a ball valve prevents the retracted nib from drying out and getting dirty.
The fountain pen uses the ink cartridge/converter filling system.
Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by , former Parker employee, C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel Lamy 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the Lamy 2000.