It is with great sadness in our hearts that we must inform you that one of the greatest pipemakers of all time, Mr. Poul Ilsted, left this world yesterday.
We, The Danish Pipe Shop, have worked with him from the very beginning of his carreer, and for many years we were the place to go to if you wanted to see pipes from Poul Ilsted - aka The Master of Facets. Besides being an excellent pipemaker Poul was a collector of various arts and extremely knowledgeable about most things, and it was always a pleasure and an honor to spend time with him. Never bored for one second!
Thank you Poul for your contribution to the world of pipes. We will miss your pipes, but we mostly miss your kindness and presence. As Tom Eltang said when hearing the sad news: "I know he is in heaven - being the nicest guy ever!" Picture shows Nikolaj from The Danish Pipe Shop (right) with Poul at the Grand Opening of our new shop in October 2016. #poulilsted #danishpipeshop #danishpipeshopdotcom