Dirk Heinemann was born in 1978 and grew up on a small farm near Hannover. He worked as a carpenter and then studied product design. I made my first pipe as a student because I wanted to try smoking a pipe. The first pipes were just for me or friends. But since 2011 I'm self-employed as a Furniture-Designer and Pipemaker. I find the challenge to create something which is both beautiful and functional very intriguing.