LAMY T52 fountain pen ink bottle.
In Lamy’s own words, the T52 is ‘an ink basin with ink residue collecting basin and blotting paper roll.’
This somewhat dry, yet precise, description manages to disguise the fact that this is a beautiful bottle that holds marvelous ink. This is a prime example of good design – superbly functional in all the ways it needs to be : a wide mouth closed with a textured and ribbed cap that indicates color, a basin with a little bulge at the bottom that allows one to get to the very last drops of ink, an integrated blotting paper roll. And all this functionality is contained within a remarkably well balanced and austere form.
This is possibly one of the best designed products that Lamy offers. Yet, there’s no mention of the designer on this list. If someone out there has any information on who it might be, please let us know.
Available in blue washable, black, red, turquoise, green and blue-black.
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