It all began in 1972, Luigi Viprati during his military service, when he bought a briar root and he carved a pipe just for fun. This is how a long life passion was born. In the following years, he became more and more expert on briar wood, delving into the ancient culture of pipes. In 1984, he started to sign pipes with the brand “La Pipa di Viprati” and soon after he met Alberto Paronelli, a well-known producer and founder of an important museum dedicated to the pipe. It was then that he clearly realized the purpose: creating high quality pipes. Now, after having created so many pipes which have made a lot of pipe smokers happy.