Matte Black Lamy Imporium Fountain Pen


An oddball amongst the Lamy family - the Imporium, formally known as the Persona, is the only non-German designed pen in the manufacturers catalogue, ever. Indeed while in all other respects Lamy embodies the “Made in Germany” ethos to a T, it deviated from its usual path with this pen designed by Italian architect Mario Bellini and first produced in 1990 and discontinued in 2004. 

The new re-edition has been pimped out technologically, both now galvanised and PVD coated (a high temperature coating method also used in the watch making industry) which insures great durability. Indeed this surface treatment while exhibiting a delicate matte satin finish will nevertheless be hardwearing and resistant to scratching.

Finally, a 14 karat black gold nib, with a an unusual gold coloured strip along the tines, is pure luxury. The pens owner will reap the rewards over time and use, the soft metal shaping itself to one’s handwriting for a very personal fit.

Borrowing both from Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier’s bra design and Darth Vader’s love of darkness - this extremely stealth and sexy all black fountain pen has its rightful place in any serious fountain pen collection or design catalogue for that matter.

Is sold in a presentation box. The pen comes with a convertor cartridge, to use with bottled ink, but can also be used with the standard Lamy cartridges.

A finer and broader nib is available - to order please inquire at

Screw on threaded cap
Metal fixed clip
Material: high quality scratch free PVD coated Titanium
Nib type: 14K gold (black coloured)
Cartridge type: takes Lamy cartridges only (and Lamy refillable converter cartridge)
Dimensions: Capped length, 142.2mm ; uncapped length, 120.8mm; posted, 165mm

Ink bottles available here and here. Matching 0.7mm mechanical pencil available here.