Jacob Jensen

(b. 1926)

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(1926– )

After training at the Copenhagen Commercial Arts School Jensen worked for the Bjorn & Bernadotte industrial design consultancy from 1951, within three years becoming head of the studio. He launched his own studio in 1958. However, his main claim to fame derives from his professional relationship with Bang & Olufsen, lasting from 1963 to 1991. The clean, elegant, and highly sophisticated concerns that characterized the company's products were celebrated at the 1978 Bang & Olufsen: Design for Sound by Jacob Jensen exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where 28 of his products were displayed. Jensen also designed for other clients, including the GM200 vacuum cleaner for Nilfisk (1992), and standard and microwave ovens for Guggenau (1993).

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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