A craftsman’s workshop which sells pipes directly on the web

My name is Maurizio Tombari, and I am a pipemaker, who opened a workshop in Pesaro (Central Italy) in 1996, where I created the ‘Le Nuvole’ line.

I have been using the internet since 1998 to propose my creations to an international public. Besides the sales point, the web-site offers each visitor the possibility of a personal, direct contact.

Pipes, like clouds, unrepeatable and light in weight

The entire collection comes from the desire that moved me from the very beginning: to make a pipe completely by myself, with my own hands, following each phase of the work, creating a product controlled down to the last detail and giving it the uniqueness, harmony and lightness of clouds.

The models, conceived by my wife Stefania (a passionate designer), take form from her uncontaminated vision, from my urge to produce a precious craft piece and from the communal research for essential, timeless lines: sometimes inspired by re-visited memories and, however, always orientated towards stylistic innovations.

The long, laborious attention that I love to dedicate to each pipe, compels me to limit the production to no more than 100-120 examples a year.

Who is pipe handmade Maurizio Tombari

I was born in Pesaro in 1953 and received a diploma in art from the Accademia di Belle Arti, Urbino in 1978.

Since then, and until 1996, I worked in the pipe producing companies Mastro de Paja and Ser Jacopo and contemporarily dedicated time to interior decorating and painting.

‘Le Nuvole’ was founded in 1996, and is an expression of the synthesis between previous experiences and the desire to create my own product where my artistic vision could be expressed. Attention to form, the details and finishing were inspirational elements for me and have always stimulated my work. Over the years I have become more painstaking in my work and been have compelled to ever more careful working to obtain even more precious and well finished pipes.

From the very beginning of the ‘Le Nuvole’ project I received unexpected and profitable collaboration. First of all was the contribution my wife Stefania gave me. Almost as a game she began doodling pipes everywhere (and still does), revealing an fresh, uncontaminated vision, able to introduce original shapes and to define the line’s own style. Another determining factor was meeting an American friend who introduced me to the virtual world and suggested electronic commerce as a possibility for marketing.

Since 1998 , in fact, the site (a pioneer of the sector in Italy) has given me the possibility of an international window and a stimulating direct relationship with clients and visitors.