Gregor Lobnik lives with his lovely family in Kamnica, near Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, a few miles of the Austrian border.
Full-time Gregor has worked for the landscape maintenance, that is very close to nature and he is for some years a successful pipe maker.
1998 Gregor Lobnik built his first pipe, having carefully studied the pipes. Its main objective is the development of pipes with a really good smoke properties, in which the pipe lovers may just perfect smoke his favorite tobacco.
It all started with Peter Matzhold, his mentor. Back in 2004 one of his pipes was selected for the final of the Pipe and Tobaccos Carving Contest. For his pipes, he uses only the highest quality Italian briar, the mouthpiece he made by hand by ebonite. Upon request, Gregor also produces acrylic mouthpieces or filter pipes. Meanwhile is Gregor Lobnik one of the most popular pipe makers in the pipe scene.
The Pfeifenkonsulat [Pipe-Embassy] provides since 2011 the sales of Lobnik Freehand pipes for Europe.