▲ (On bottom) Hangaard, Danish, Hand Made
(Underside) Svend, Hangaard (Circular) Denmark
Artisan: Svend Hangaard begun carving pipe after he retired in 2007 from working as a prison warden.
▲ C, Svenborg, Danish Hand Made
▲ Svendborg, Danish Hand Carved, H-JØRGENSEN
▲ (Underside) C, Danish, Hand Carved,
(Underside) Svendborg, Jan Hansen
▲ Jan Hansen is a pseudonyme used by Henrik Jørgensen. His own initials could have been misunderstood (HJ : Hitler Jugend).
Brand founded in 1970s by Henrik Jørgensen
, Poul Ilsted
and Tao Nielsen
. They bought an old factory (Nordisc Pibefabriker
) in Svendborg on Funen island. Poul and Tao gradually bow out from machine manufactured pipes (1982) and Henrik Jørgensen manages the brand until its take over by Design Berlin
(D) in the late 90ies.
Kaj C. Rasmussen
jointed the firm for several years. 17 employees worked for this brand under
Henrik Jørgensen direction.