In 1774 Francesco Pineider opened his first shop in Florence, Italy, producing exclusive hand-engraved personalized paper, hand-worked by local artisans. In the nineteenth century Pineider created a series of elegant writing desk objects such as pens, inks, folders and accessories and leather products, made in Florence by master craftsmen. When Florence became the Italian Capital Pineider printed the first official guides to the city. When, then, Rome became the Capital of the kingdom, the Savoy family then asked Pineider to open a new shop in the Eternal City to cater for the needs of the Royal household.
In the twentieth century Pineider made an appearance in all the world’s cities, thanks to the patronage of Sovereigns, public figures and arts and show business personalities. Today, Pineider is a world-appreciated brand, which has maintained, during the centuries, the traditional methods which made Pineider a unique benchmark. In 2001 and in 2009 Pineider has been chosen by the Italian Government as one of the official suppliers for the G8 summit, held first in Genova, and then in Aquila, Italy.