In 1958, Jacob Jensen established our studio, Jacob Jensen Design, in Copenhagen. He moved the studio to its present location, Hejlskov, in 1966.
Jacob Jensen was among the last great Danish designers belonging to the golden era of the 1950s known as Danish Modern. He was the first Dane to train as an industrial designer and is considered a pioneer in Danish corporate history.
The founder of Jacob Jensen Design is particularly well known for the ground-breaking form language he developed for Bang & Olufsen. The new design profile transformed the company from a Danish quality brand to an international icon. The partnership between B&O and Jacob Jensen started in 1964 and continued in various forms until 1991. Al in all, Jacob Jensen was responsible for 234 products including the award-winning, iconic Beolit 400, Beogram 4000, Beomaster 5000 and Beomaster 1900 to mention but a few.
Even though Jacob Jensen’s fame is primarily due to his B&O designs, he has designed several hundred other products for a wide range of clients. For instance, Jacob Jensen was responsible for the Margrethe Bowl for Rosti Mepal during his tenure with Acton Bjørn and Sigvard Bernadotte, and he designed hearing aids for Danavox, Hi-Fi for General Electric, office chairs for Labofa, telephones for Alcatel-Kirk, cable drums for JoJo and much more.