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 how we look at things. Jacob Jensen is one of such path openers.
Jacob Jensen was born in 1926 in Vesterbro, a town before Copenhagen. After four hard years of apprenticeship to become an upholsterer in his father’s business, he went to the School of Aplied Arts for another three years.
After his studies he started working in the design studio of the industrial designer and brother of queen Ingrid – Sigvard Dernadotte and his colleague Acton Bjørn. Already three years later, in 1954, Jensen became studio chief of the “ Bernadotte & Bjørn” studio.
Jacob Jensen founded his own successful and recognized design studio in 1958. He worked there since 1963, among others for Bang & Olufsen, designing famous Hifi-components, such as the records player Beogram 4000 (1972), the suitcase radio Beolit 400 (1971), the receiver Beomaster 1200 (1970) or the loudspeaker Beovox 2500 (1967).
The Copenhagen town boy 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 said in 1978, in the event of the MoMa exposition „Bang & Olufsen – Design for Sound by Jacob Jensen“.
A growing family business since 1958
Also Jensen’s design studio meanwhile advanced to a family business, which is managed by Jacob’s son Timothy since 1990. Besides designs for the 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 exposed in renowned museums, such as the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen or the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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