Pipe Stanwell: storia e origine della pipa danese
There Stanwell ditta He was founded in Kyrinx, in the Netherlands, in 1942, from Poul Nielsen, when Denmark was occupied by the National Socialists.
At his creation, Stanwell was only a sawmill where wooden clogs were made, until the production also extended to Quadra -shaped beech wood pipes.
In 1948, Nielsen returned to Denmark after the conflict, and with the help of the talented craftsman Sixten Ivarsson, began to produce Radic pipes.
In the same years, Nielsen decided to adopt the English name Stanwell In an attempt to expand its market, since the most requested and valuable pipes at that time were the British ones. Still, his pipes became famous in the world thanks to the unmistakable Danish style.
Soon, around the 1960s, the Stanwell pipes began to be in great demand, and in particularly happy periods the company produced even more than 250 thousand specimens per year.
Since 1965, the Stanwell factory has been in a former Borup dairy in Copenhagen.
When Nielsen's death in 1982, Stanwell was purchased by Rothman group, driven by Jens Lillelund, already his collaborator.
An enlightened and careful guide, together with a very strong collaboration with about thirty local artisans of the company, have allowed Stanwell to become the leader of the Danish pipe market, with beyond 110,000 pipes made per year.
However, a large slice of merit to the craftsman goes to the success of the Stanwell company Sixten Ivarsson, a brilliant and faithful designer, who has worked for the company for over forty years and which has created the most iconic models of the Stanwell pipes, still used today.
The Danish style of the Stanwell pipes
Stanwell is not only famous for the great quality of her pipes, but also for the fact that About two thirds of its employees are women, really very strange if you consider the reduced number of women who deal with this activity, or who are simply passionate about pipe.
The heads of the Stanwell pipes are produced with a copying milling machine, while the rest is made exclusively by hand, the "S" brand is also manually inlaid on each mouthpiece, silver, brass or white, according to the quality of the pipe.
Every year Stanwell produces about 115 thousand pipes Classic Danesi, with woods from Greece and Morocco, with smooth or sandy surfaces, in brown, red and black.
The material of the mouthpiece is acrylic or rubber, while the decorations are in silver, bamboo or horn.
Stanwell: the models
The Stanwell catalog provides about eighty different models of pipes, in equally different variants and decorations, with or without filter and in many colors.
Every year, 6 more pipes are added to the catalog, eliminating those that do not affirm between smokers.
The most requested models are:
• Vintage Collection
• Royal Mat
• De Luxe Polished
• Royal Rouge
• Hand made polished
• Hand made mat
• Hand Made Polished Bark Top
• De Luxe Polished Bark Top
• featherweight
• Statement (Red, Brown)
• Trio (sandblast, polished)
• Black & Silver
• Four Season series
• silhouette
• No1
• Specialty Shapes
• Compact (Sandblast, Smooth Red)
• The Naval Series
• Hans Christian Andersen
• Bjarne Nielsen
• Jar pipe
• Bamboo (sandblast, polished)
• Bamboo Ed.Lim.080808
• Pipe of the Year (1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
• Christmas (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
• Puffy