Chris Asteriou

Chris Asteriou is born in 1980 in Athens, Greece. His interest in design and fine arts led him to study ‘Interior Architecture, Applied Arts Education and Product Design’ in Technological Educational Institute of Athens (1999-2004), followed by ‘School of Architecture’ in the National Technical University of Athens (2005-2010). Since 2000, he has been working in several Architecture and Design studios in Athens, Greece. His ‘journey’ in the world of pipe smoking and tobacciana began in 2004. He was immediately taken by the form, beauty and function of the pipe as a smoking instrument along with the complex pleasure of pipe tobacco. Making his first pipe was only a matter of time. By 2007 he worked as a hobby pipe maker running a workshop in Athens, Greece. From 2014 he became a full time pipe maker producing around 110 pipes per year. Chris Asteriou uses Greek briar blocks for making my pipes. Greek briar is known for its excellent smoking qualities and sweet taste. The handcut mouthpieces are made from German ebonite and he turns the tenons from the same stock and reinforce them with stainless steel tube for durability. Besides, he often uses sterling silver rings and bamboo shank extensions. All of his pipes are stamped with his name, logo and an ascending number/ year of make

Chris Asteriou is born in 1980 in Athens, Greece. His interest in design and fine arts led him to study ‘Interior Architecture, Applied Arts Education and Product Design’ in Technological Educational Institute of Athens (1999-2004), followed by ‘School of Architecture’ in the National Technical University of Athens (2005-2010). Since 2000, he has been working in several Architecture and Design studios in Athens, Greece. His ‘journey’ in the world of pipe smoking and tobacciana began in 2004. He was immediately taken by the form, beauty and function of the pipe as a smoking instrument along with the complex pleasure of pipe tobacco. Making his first pipe was only a matter of time. By 2007 he worked as a hobby pipe maker running a workshop in Athens, Greece. From 2014 he became a full time pipe maker producing around 110 pipes per year. Chris Asteriou uses Greek briar blocks for making my pipes. Greek briar is known for its excellent smoking qualities and sweet taste. The handcut mouthpieces are made from German ebonite and he turns the tenons from the same stock and reinforce them with stainless steel tube for durability. Besides, he often uses sterling silver rings and bamboo shank extensions. All of his pipes are stamped with his name, logo and an ascending number/ year of make