Design Berlin Pipes
Pipes marked with Design Berlin are produced in a factory founded in 1948 by Hubert Hartmann. Not as late as about 1975 the mark DB DESIGN BERLIN was adopted. Gradually the factory developed into a brand for series work. The selection runs up to about 45 different series of pipes, mainly in modern shapes that are especially popular among the younger pipe smokers.
In 1954 the designer Lothar Schirwitz starts his career at the DB factory, becoming the head of the pipe production unit at the end of the sixties. According to the German habit pipes have the typical 9-millimeter filter system. Export to England and the United States is the most important.
In 1992 a factory from Thüringen is taken over, to add new techniques and new skilled workmen to the staff, increasing the level of quality production. The annual production is around 30.000 pipes
Jahresfeife 355 2009