The Lamy Texto, or more accurately the “LAMY texto Modell 500 ” was a “Textmarkierer” (highlighter) produced by Lamy. The pen was designed by Gerd A. Müller, who is famous for his design of the Lamy 2000 and Unic. The Unic is the more interesting of the two in this case because the Texto has a similar design aesthetic to it.
The Texto 500 is exceedingly rare these days. Very few of the older Lamy’s with a plastic body have survived. The Texto was produced in the early 1980s, some time after 1977 and sold until at least 1988.
The Texto 500 had a retail price in 1988 of 4.95 DM and used the Lamy M50 highlighter refill (sold in colors orange, yellow, and green)
The Text 500 was the winner of the 1982 IF World Design Guide Design Award for “Products”.
Lamy Texto Information
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