Yanko Design — enthusiastic posters of all things pie-in-the-sky conceptual — have dampened their seats and filled the air with squeeing over this concept pipe by designer Hakan Bogazpinar. Says Yanko:
When I think of pipe smoking, I imagine an older generation of men sitting around reading newspapers or conversing about times gone by. Yet with this new and sleek pipe design by Hakan Bogazpinar, I can see a much more hip, younger crowd partaking in its’ pleasures. Eolos is our modern day pipe. With a smooth, almost aerodynamic design, it looks the Ferrari for pipe smokers. With a built in filter replication indicator, the user can see that the nicotine level is too high and would need to change the filter. So if you like sleek and modern in your pipe then you just might fancy an Eolos.
As a pipe smoker myself, I can't help but repress a smile. It's clear that neither the Yanko boys nor the Eolos' designer himself had ever even seen a modern pipe: unlike the usual rocket swings and Sony-brand perpetual motion machines Yanko usually goes on about, this is actually quite a conventional design for a modern pipe, except those would actually be smokeable, unlike the Eolos, which appears to be made of plastic and rubber.
The sole innovation is the transparent filter. That's not bad, I guess... except who wants to have a filthy, tar-blocked artery visibly waggling under their nose? The filter is the unwiped asshole of a pipe. You want to see that thing as little as possible.
Of limited interest, I know.
"Eolos" Modern Day Pipe by Hakan Bogazpinar [Yanko Design]