Stanwell was founded in 1942 by Poul Stanwell Nielsen whose passion for pipes started what has today become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of uniquely designed fine quality briars available at any price.
Stanwell pipes are world renowned for their outstanding smoking qualities, fit and finish, classic and progressive design, huge selection of shapes and finishes and extraordinary value. These handsome briars are carved from the finest , most carefully selected “extra-extra” grade briar roots from Corsica and Greece.
But the story about Stanwell is not complete without mentioning the famous Danish pipe carver Sixten Ivarsson who changed pipe design radically during his more than 30 years as pipe designer at Stanwell.
Today the equally famous Tom Eltang is chief designer but the extensive product line has pipes designed by literally all of the Great Danes like S. Bang, Chonowitsch, Ilsted, Anne Julie and many more. Many of Stanwell’s shapes are now classics which are treasured worldwide by makers and collectors.