In the 1960s Ole Larsen, owner of the Copenhagen tobacco store, retails pipes carved by Sixten Ivarsson, Poul Rasmussen
, Sven Knudsen
or Peter Brakner
. Faced with the success and urged by Sven Bang (store manager), Sven Knudsen and Former
(Hans Nielsen) are successively hired to carve pipes in the basement of the shop at the beginning and in the old Larsen cigar factory afterwards. Carver like Teddy Knudsen
, Tonni Nielsen
, Jess Chonowitch
, Peter Hedegaard
work a while in this context.
When Nils, son of Ole Larsen, succeeds his father he acquires the Georg Jensen
pipe factory to focus on less expensive pipes. This turns out to be an error ending with the sale of W.O. Larsen trademark to Stanwell
The famous tobacco shop at Strøget, Amagertorv 9 closed down for good on Dec 31, 2004.
Do not confuse W.O. Larsen with: Jorgen Larsen