Chiarugi, from Florence, Italy, has been making pepper mills, salt mills and herbs grinders, since 1952. Living and working in Florence means, above all, breathing in its history, letting oneself be guided by an artistic memory which has been handed down through the centuries. It was here that Mario Chiarugi set up his business enterprise, seeking to express in the shapes and materials of his products the artistic heritage of the workshops of the Florentine master craftsmen. His efforts contributed to spread throughout the world the idea of the product “Made in Italy”, Tuscany, Florence. The success of the Chiarugi pepper mill, which is still made entirely on the premises of the Florentine company, is based on an original mechanism which actually cuts the peppercorns rather than crushing them.