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Jacob Jensen

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

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