In 1876, Achille Savinelli Sr. opened his first store for pipe smokers equipment in the City of Milano. This shop was one of the first famous meeting places for interested smokers and so, after a lot of discussions an many inspiring impressions, Savinelli began designing pipes, which where produced by pipe artisans in the small town Varese.
The Savinelli family opened some more shops all over Italy and established this special trademark. Just before World War II broke out, Achille Jr., grandson of the founder, decided to start making pipes on himself in the small back of Milano's store. He provided a basis for connecting the local high-quality briar with high-quality workmanship. After the war, Achille Jr. founded the first Savinelli workshop in Varese.
From that time on, the name Savinelli stands for best italian pipe art, competitive to the best-known foreign pipe brands. Today, Giancarlo Savinelli is managing the company in the fourth generation in a very successful way to modernize the company, while keeping its traditions intact.
Savinelli pipes are availabble in more than 100 series and in more than 100 shapes. The main production comprehends predetermined shape pipes, made of high-quality materials and finished by hand. There are also some special and famous unique series, freehand-made by highly skilled artisans using finest plateau briar, like the Autograph styles.