LUXURY NAUTILUS SMOKING PIPE SET-II
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." Einstein, Albert. This high-end piece of art is about the marine mollusc. Nautilus from Greek ('sailor') is the common name of Pelagic marine mollusuks of the family Nautilidae. It comprises six living species in two genera, the type of which is the genus Nautilus. The Nautilus has survived relatively unchanged for 450 million years and is one of the only shells to survive from the Dinosaurs era. This is why the Nautilus is sometimes referred to as a "living fossil". The Nautilus is a nocturnal creature and spends most of its time in the great depths of the ocean. The Nautilus shell, lined with mother-of-pearl, grows into increasingly larger chambers throughout its life and so has become a symbol for expansion and renewal.
Aleksić Dragomir or so called Alexa was born in 1956, in Belgrade, Serbia. Formally educated as a mechanics engineer he acquired the skills needed around the machinery forty years ago. During his engineering career, firstly he nurtured his talent for artistic wood carving, as a hobby. Long has he desired to combine his natural artistic talent and his education inprecision engineering. Finally in 1995, his career took a change in direction when he decided to make his hobby a full time job, working as a designer and a wood carver infurniture production at first and as an indipendent pipe maker today.
What led him to be making smoking pipes specificly was pure luck, as it often happens with great moments in one's life. Years ago a chance meeting with an old acquaintance led him to witness a truly magnificet collection of smoking pipes in possesion of a passionate pipe smoker. Fascination followed promptly and a new passion was born! Smoking pipes had been a fascination of his in two ways - first, there was the beauty of form and material in them, elegance in their design, a true art form in its own right and second, the irresistible challenge of making a functional product that requires skill, knowledge and patience to bemade. Great determination was required and produced to learn as much as one can about pipe smoking, pipe making, about tobacco, materials, about the art of it all. As a result of his hard work, a number of unique pipes have been made and presented at Pipesart.