How do you describe abstract art? With so many ways to interpret it, you can ask ten people and get ten different opinions. So when Erik Nording's Abstract series was introduced, the only thing people could agree on was that they are excellent smoking pipes.
Thanks to the unique nature of these tobacco pipes, you will be picking up some pieces that stand out as excellent options. We offer you more than twenty different pipes in this series, each one open to interpretation that makes sure you will always find a new way to view the marvelous piece you get.
Erik Nording channeled many things when creating his smoking pipes. He went to school and learned engineering and blacksmithing, which allowed him to view the world of tobacco pipes differently than traditional makers. After building a pipe making machine for a local manufacturer that failed to pay him for his labor, he turned that debt into a partnership where Nording learned about pipes.
Thanks to Nording's education in engineering, making functional smoking pipes was easier for him. Basic pipes just require a few things, a chamber to hold the tobacco, a draught hole to allow for airflow, and a mouthpiece to allow for easier use. From his engineering perspective, that is a simple task to create. The difficulty is how to turn that simple concept into works of art that people will want to buy.
So we return to the Abstract series and Nording's attempts to make a smoking pipe that is aesthetically pleasing and fully functional. With these pipes, it is clear he succeeded at that. The pipes in the Nording Abstract Pipe series are a result of Nording's preference for channeled ridges. This aesthetic lends originality to these free-hand pipes that are interesting and rare in pipes as financially accessible as these are. Choosing a Nording Abstract smoking pipe is just like selecting a piece of art, and we promise it will speak to you every time you smoke it.