Pirondini was founded by Ambrogio Pirondini in 1978 under the name of "Arti e Mestieri" (Arts and Crafts) and initially specialised in boxes and containers for the local food producers the Valtellina area of the Alpis.
In collaboration with Ambrogio's brother Giovanni, who had studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, the company moved into designing and producing objects for the home for the national and international market, under the brand "Pirondini Italia".
Many of Pirondini's products were designed with the collaboration of artists and designers well-known in Italy, including Riccardo Dalisi, Emilio Tadini, Andrea Branzi, Luca Scacchetti, Emanuele Luzzati.
The company now concentrates its production on clocks, especially cuckoo clocks, and reviving the ancient technique of inlay.
The objects are made in the Pirondini workshop with traditional tools such as lathes for hand work as well as the most modern equipment for mass production which allows to work in any way with any type of wood.
Their underlying principles are expressed by the phrase "art and craft" and by a continuous search for quality in the production of beautiful and lasting objects. The wood they use to make their objects comes from Italian and European sources and includes several types of burr wood.