STILO was founded in 1999 by former Italian Rally Champion, Ludovico Fassitelli and his wife Elena Perini. Their initial product line was the first open face helmet in the world designed around the intercom and a series of state of the art rally radio intercom systems. This quickly expanded to a complete line of the highest quality - lightweight helmets, integrating headset earmuff speakers, microphone, air, and drinking systems. Fassitelli said "the integration of all of these options into the shell of the helmet maintains the integrity of the helmet that might otherwise be compromised by third party modifications." This industry first is the primary reason Stilo has become the favorite of WRC, F1, and other professional drivers worldwide.