Jacob Jensen Design – a worldwide renowned design studio
Every generation has its pioneers and trendsetters - people that change our ideas of life with exceptional innovations, opening new paths and changing how we look at things. Jacob Jensen is one such trendsetter.
Jacob Jensen was born in 1926 in Vesterbro, a suburb of Copenhagen. After four hard years of apprenticeship to become an upholsterer in his father’s business, he went to the School of Applied Art for another three years.
After his studies, he began working in the design studio of the industrial designer and brother of Queen Ingrid – Sigvard Bernadotte – and his colleague Acton Bjørn. Three years later, in 1954, Jensen became studio director of the “Bernadotte & Bjørn” studio.
Designer Jacob Jensen founded his own successful and recognised design studio in 1958. He has worked there since 1963, among others for Bang & Olufsen, designing famous Hifi-components, such as the record player Beogram 4000 (1972), the suitcase radio Beolit 400 (1971), the receiver Beomaster 1200 (1970), or the loudspeaker Beovox 2500 (1967).
The boy from the Copenhagen suburbs, Jacob Jensen, became a designer with world fame “who would get a place among the great industrial designers of the 20th
century,” as the New York Times stated in 1978, at the event of the MoMa exposition “Bang & Olufsen – Design for Sound by Jacob Jensen.”
Since 1958, a continuously growing family business
Besides designs for its own business, such as the telephone T3 (1995), the weather station with plug-adds (1999), or the jewellery collection Linear and Symbolic (2002), Jacob Jensen Studio also designs for international companies, such as Citroën, Gaggenau, or Rodenstock. Numerous Jacob Jensen designs have been awarded with international design prizes. The works are also on exhibition in renowned museums, such as the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen or the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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