Gustavo Cunha is friendly and talkative, cordial and polite. He is a young man of only 27 years and however, it is surprising, his deep knowledge and passion with which explores topics that interest him, always aware that it has more to learn than what he knows. For three years he has focused his interest on the pipe and has not wasted time. His academic background in design and experience in furniture design, for he worked with wood and tools were not strangers to him. But he wanted to deepen and this led from Belo Horizonte (Brazil) to Denmark to visit and learn in Tom Eltang´s workshop. Gustavo is well aware that we live in a globalized world and that technology allows us to be close though thousands of miles separate us. This has allowed him to make good references and learn from artisans with more experience than him, He told me that he thanks Chris Asteriou, Konstantinos Anastasopoulos and Eder Mathias for the help and assistance given to him. Upon his return to Brazil from Denmark in November 2013 and since then, he has been making pipes professionally.
Several examples, courtesy Pipes2Smoke.com
His style is sober and focused on the classic forms of English traditionally shapes and yet influenced with the lightness and fluidity of liquids forms so typical of Danish school, a elegant and superb mixture.
Gustavo is a meticulous craftsman, retailer and technically gifted. Doubtlessly a Martelo pipe is a well made pipe, with attention to detail and flawless but with an added bonus. Gustavo pipes carry his signature, are equipped with a special personality that makes them unique.