Rolando Negoita born in 1955, is a graduate of the Romanian Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest. He lives in the United States since 1990 and spends some of his time as an associate professor, teaching metalsmithing and product design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. He can also be spotted climbing the rock cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains in New York.
Rolando is producing smoking pipes since 2002. In 2004 Rolando was awarded The Winner of International Pipe Design Competition organized by French company Butz Choquin and P&T Magazine.
His pipes are made in the tradition of artisanal mastery. They smoke with ease and feel as if they were made for the hand. His approach has both the freedom to create in the best sense of modernism and, yet, display the age-old attention to craft that is so often lost in a world of mass production and commodity. His aesthetic vocabulary is wide-ranging and complex.