In 1985 Dura Semjaniv (1954—2008) bought a tobacconist shop in the city of Malmö. There were many requests for repairs and Dura learned to perform them. In that way he got interested in making pipes himself and he was lucky enough to find one of the very best teachers, the reputable pipemaker Arne Ljung. In 1995 Dura sold the shop and moved the workshop into his home. But at the end of 2007 Dura was taken seriously ill with pneumonia and, despite his relatively young age, his life could not be saved. In the beginning of 2008 he left this world.