Legacy

The name Jacob Jensen has been synonymous with Danish simplicity and innovative design ever since Jacob founded his Copenhagen studio in 1958.

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.

During the early 60s, Danish designer Jacob Jensen merged the International and MAYA styles in a unique, ultramodern design language with maximum consumer appeal. He labelled it »Different but not strange« – a design language that unfolded through 27 years of cooperation with Danish consumer electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen.

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.

Jacob passed away on the 15th of May 2015, 89 years old.

Heritage Products

JACOB JENSEN has been offering products for over 25 years, and although the designs tend to have exceptional longevity, many of our products are no longer in production.

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Heritage Products