Jacob Jensen, (29 April 1926 - 15 May 2015), was a qualified furniture upholsterer and trained in the College of Arts and Crafts; this was supplemented with an early association with Bernadotte & Bjørn's drawing office, the first industrial design drawing office in Denmark.
Jacob Jensen's ability to work with shape was quickly combined with his skill at finding solutions to problems of a technical nature. In 1962 he set up his own drawing office on a hillside sloping down to the Limfjord in North Jutland.
It is from here he derives inspiration for his severe, horizontal, minimalist idiom, in which the characteristic qualities of Danish neo-classicism can be discerned in shape and colour. This applies especially to his many works for the electronics firm of Bang & Olufsen (music system), the success of which is to a great extent dependent on the design types developed by Jacob Jensen in the 1960s.
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, Gyldendal Leksikon