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When Fritz Becker passed twenty-four years ago, his son, Paolo Becker, didn’t change a thing about their brand’s name: Becker. Over time he took the direction of design and shaping somewhere completely unique, but to Paolo, Becker was, and always would be, his family’s name — not just his own. As a copywriter, I’ve often entertained fanciful notions of being able to guess at whether a particular Fritz & Paolo era estate Becker shape was the father’s or the son’s, but in reality, nearly every pipe from that time period involved the work of both, in one aspect or another. Read More