Dirk Heinemann: Sandblasted Paneled Dublin Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-793-0084
German pipe maker Dirk Heinemann first developed an affinity for smoking pipes — a passion for crafting them soon followed. With a three-year carpentry apprenticeship and a degree in product design from The University of Hannover, Heinemann was already well equipped to work with the subtitles of briar and the aesthetics of functional artwork. Heinemann describes his style as simple, clear, and uncomplicated. Although his avant-garde creations seem to defy this definition, his crisp, sweeping line work imparts an elegant straightforwardness onto each of his pipes.
This paneled Dublin by Dirk Heinemann is an excellent example of his ability to combine gestural Danish design cues and geometric line work. The underside frames a sweeping contour that extends from the heel to the stem base, while the saddle stem turns downward ever-so-slightly to subtly soften the profile. The arcing profile is contrasted by the crisp facets that are showcased throughout the stummel. The bowl is encircled by six flat panels, but the panels are framed by gently arcing ridges, creating a contrast that is particularly mind-bending when observing the rim, which reveals a perfect hexagon. Out back, the contoured shank also presents a hexagonal pattern, but the facets on the flanks are superbly trim, while the panels above and below are quite broad. Heinemann's line work here serves to retain the gorgeous gestural profile and offer a muscular balance between the bowl and shank, an incredible demonstration of his talents. Additionally, the crisp facets are complemented by a rustic sandblast, creating an organic cragginess that contrasts the sharp ridges, while the jet-black stain keeps the composition simple and streamlined.--Zach Podl
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.13 in./104.90 mm.
- Weight: 1.23 oz./34.93 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.07 in./27.18 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany