Martin Vollmer (left) and Anders Nilsson (right) are two brothers (actually half-brothers, which explains their different family names) living in Scania (Skåne) in the south of Sweden.
Anders Nilsson (*1964) and Martin Vollmer (*1969) got interested in making pipes by a book on the subject. They started at home using the kitchen-table, until they in 2001 found suitable premises for a workshop. In the beginning they wanted to learn the trade in depth, so for three years they were making pipes without telling anyone about it. In 2004 the Vollmer & Nilsson pipes were introduced internationally. Nowdays their pipes are extremly popular among collectors and aficionados.