W.Ø. Larsen, Denmark's oldest and probably most famous pipe and tobacco store, is located in the center of Copenhagen, on the main pedestrian street called Stroget (although its streets have completely different names). In the beginning of the 1960s the store had begun to sell Danish handmade pipes, especially from Poul Rasmussen. They sold so well that Poul Rasmussen could not keep up with the demand.
Semi-classic shapes are typical for the W.Ø. Larsen school. This means that classic shapes are slightly changed, often by making them appear more full or round. The pipes often have lower point of gravity. This means that a typical billiard would have a bowl shaped more like a pear and the connection between the bowl and the shank would be clearly distinguishable. Yellow and orange are commonly used colors for the finish.