I studied five years product design at the University of Hannover and received my M.A. degree. My pipe design is strongly influenced by pipemakers like the Ivarssons, J. Alan pipes or Cornelius Maenz. However, I also like pipe makers which think outside the box like Christian Wolfensteiner as an inspiration to find new ways in designing beautiful smoking devices.
I would describe my own style as simple, clear and uncomplicated. My focus lies also on fluid and elegant lines combined with high usability. I strive to create only truly unique pieces. High gloss finish, good airflow, thin mouthpieces are important for me in pipe making.
Before studying design, I successfully passed a three years apprenticeship as a carpenter. That solid background allows me to create both highly elegant and perfectly usable pipes.
I have a strong passion for high product quality, from the shape and design to the tiniest level of details. Of course, only highest quality materials are used for Heinemann pipes: Aged plateau briar wood from Italy, Spain or Greece. Stems are 100 percent handmade from highest grade German Ebonite. Applications and inlays made of beautiful woods, bones or horn.
Please take a look on my approach to create freehand pipes:
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