Jens Tao Nielsen, or just Tao among friends and pipe nerds, is an old friend of our shop. He was close with our founder, the late Steffen Nielsen, and the two of them actually worked together in a pipe shop back in the 60s.
As a young pipe maker Tao worked for Erik Nørding, and he was one of the three fellas that ran the historic Svendborg pipe factory before establishing himself as an independent pipe maker.
Dominated by short, stubby, and sometimes chubby pipes, his style is extremely recognisable - you can spot a Tao puffer from miles away! Tao puts a lot of thought into his design and he never make any compromises.
Tao is a man that truly knows what he wants - and what he is doing - and we’re proud to be one of the very few dealers of his work.