After my grandfather Stefano and my father Renzo, today it is another Stefano, me, who ensures the continuity of this work. I was born in 1952 and I am told that before learning to say “papà” I said “pipe”, demonstrating how closely this object was in symbiosis with my family. So, inevitably, I began at a very early age to frequent the family workshop carrying out small jobs during the school holidays. In 1968 I began working full-time to help my father who was by that time in his 70’s. I continued to study following evening courses at the technical college in Varese while at the same time being able to assume in all effects the title of Pipe maker. I like my job, I am proud of what I do and I am proud to continue a tradition that I consider a rare and precious patrimony. I am sure many envy me. Today in my small workshop I work together with my wife, Sara, and a trusted employee who has more than 10 years experience behind her. I chose to specialize in skilled, handcrafted products as it is not only a job for me: it is a passion. It has not been easy to go down this path. There have been many problems to confront, not the least of which is the diffidence of those incapable of objective opinions on evaluating a pipe. Today the production is limited so that all pipes are made with such care and attention that sometimes I am sad to see them go. In every one of them there is a bit of me. They bring out my creativity, the desire to produce the best and I enjoy the beauty of them. My pipes are produced following a classic model. Their lines must be clean and harmonious and well-balanced. The briarwood I use is all of highest quality Italian provinence, seasoned naturally over a long period to best guarantee an optimum result.