Reiner Barbi

Reiner Barbi | Iwan Ries & Co.

"I discovered my love for pipes in my university days – along with a problem: how could I find the financial resources to fulfil my pipe desires?

Even in the early 1970's, the price of a top handmade pipe was the equivalent of two monthly rent payments. I was left with two options: to make my own straight grains or to content myself with pictures – an ongoing problem for many people."

-Rainer Barbi