A short, broad, organic and rounded style of Tomato bowl, a fine, smooth transition, and a lengthy stretch of slim bamboo - this is archetype of Japanese pipe design. Except it isn't Japanese; it's Italian, made from aged Italian plateau briar, by Italians. As part of the first series of Luca diPiazza's planned revamp of Luciano's offerings, it would seem he's sending a pretty clear message right out the door that they aren't going to be afraid to do some very different things.
Included with this pipe is an organic cotton sleeve, technical paper about the pipe, and a large designer pipe pouch.
- Eric N. Squires