THE LEGENDARY
DANISH DESIGN LOCATION

56°37’41’’N 9°12’42’’E is the location where Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios is situated. Its exceptional architecture and remarkable setting on the shores of the Limfjord in Jutland Denmark has attracted creative people from all over the world.

In this incredible location in Hejlskov, some of the most beautiful and functional craft and design objects of our time have been created since the stone age.

The legendary design studio in Hejlskov, Denmark Timothy Jacob Jensen Design studio
The design studio in Hejlskov, Denmark
Timothy Jacob Jensen working in his office at Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios in Hejlskov Denmark
Timothy Jacob Jensen working in his office
The legendary danish design studio seen from the air on a winter day Hejlskov Denmark
The studio seen from the air on a winther day
Jacob Jensen working in the legendary danish design studio Hejlskov Denmark
Jacob Jensen working in the old atelier where Timothy was his apprentice
Hallways and tunnels of the legendary danish design studio Hejlskov Denmark Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios
One of the three tunnels connecting the complex
Nigel Hopwood and Fabienne working in the studio Denmark Hejlskov
Nigel and Fabienne working
Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios sign and Timothy Jacob Jensen Hejlskov Denmark
Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios
Jacob Hermann building the legendary design studio Hejlskov Denmark
Jacob Hermann
Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios new west wing Hejlskov Denmark
The new west wing
Jakob Hermann in the design studio Hejlskov Denmark
Jakob Hermann in the atelier
The legendary design studio in Hejlskov waterfront Limfjorden Denmark
Waterfront view
Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen father and son Hejlskov Denmark
Son and father
Jacob Jensen moved to Hejlskov in 1966 Denmark
Jacob Jensen moved to Hejlskov in 1966
Timothy and Nigel in the old conference room, design studio Hejlskov Denmark
Timothy and Nigel in the old conference room
The studio in the early days Hejlskov Denmark Timothy Jacob Jensen home and studio
The atelier and the personal house in the early days
Autumn in Hejlskov Denmark studio premise
Autum in Hejlskov
Kelly and Alfred visiting Elisabeth in the forrest
Kelly and Alfred visiting Elisabeth in the forrest
Creative team meeting back in the 1990's Timothy Jacob Jensen studio Hejlskov Denmark
Creative team meeting back in the 90ties

HISTORY OF THE STUDIO

Going back in time, this location has been the centre of exceptional imagination and craftsmanship. In 1948, the renowned artist and craftsman Jacob Hermann rode down a dirt road on his Nimbus motorcycle to paint a watercolour of the beautiful landscape overlooking the fjord. This was where the first Danes settled during the Nordic stone age more than 10,000 years ago. Flint axes and other unique tools discovered on the site are a testament to the resourcefulness of the people who lived here. Hermann ended up buying the land to build a small atelier where he could paint his pictures and make his art and crafts during summer. In winter, Hermann worked at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen with fellow teachers such as Jørn Utzon and Hans Jørgen Wegner.

One of Hermann’s students was the soon to be legendary Bang & Olufsen chief designer Jacob Jensen. Jensen would cycle to Jutland during his summer break to visit his teacher and help him build the atelier, which eventually became the iconic design studio. Jensen ended up buying the estate from Hermann in 1965 and resettled his design studio and family in Hejlskov in 1966. Timothy Jacob Jensen was four years old at the time. By the age of 16, he joined his father’s design team. The impressive creativity coming out of the studio from generation to generation placed it amongst the elite of the international design world. In 1990, Timothy Jacob Jensen bought the estate from his father and later extended the studio with a west wing.

After separation with Jacob Jensen Design in 2018, Timothy has totally renovated the studio and installed a large geothermal system powered by electricity from all the wind turbines in the region, making the building almost environmentally neutral. Today the studio holds some 30 rooms in a 980-square-metre complex on four levels connected by three underground tunnels. The building has received attention from international media since its earliest days. It has been selected as the region’s most beautiful estate and came in second as the most beautiful home in Denmark in 2013.

THE TIMOTHY JACOB JENSEN MONOGRAM

The Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios monogram is inspired by the first task Jacob Jensen gave his son Timothy when he started as an apprentice at the design studio in 1978: to draw vertical lines
for life, horizontal ones for death and circles for the cycles of life.

Out of this drawing emerged Timothy Jacob Jensen‘s initials and today it serves as his personal endorsement.

RECOGNITIONS

Gained together with colleagues, clients and partners

2019

Aalborg Jule Akvavit 2019
Timothy Jacob Jensen selected as the 2019 icon to design the Danish Christmas Aquavit

Küche by Jacob Jensen Design
VRH Kitchen faucet DEmark Award 2019 Bangkok, Thailand

Timothy Jacob Jensen
Juror at iF Design Award 2019, iF International Forum Design, Hamburg, Germany

Shanutec Xpower Modular power track iF Gold Award 2018, Hannover, Germany.

2018

DeTao Group Masters Academy
Excellence in Marketing Award 2018, Shanghai, China.

2017

Timothy Jacob Jensen
Designer of the year 2017, Trendshome, China.

JACOB JENSEN™
Air Quality Monitor: German Design Award 2018, Frankfurt, Germany.

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
German Design Award 2018, Frankfurt, Germany.

Tommerup Diamant Coffin series
Design Museum, Nomination for ‘Designs of the year in 2011’, London, UK

Waldemar Behn, Danzka Vodka
Red Dot Award, Communication Design 2017, Essen, Germany

Lufthansa First Class Amenity Kit
Best Amenity Kit – Europe First/Business Class, Pax International, Readership Award, Germany

Lufthansa First Class Amenity Kit
Best First Class Male Amenity Kit Award 2017, TravelPlus Award, Germany

Phicomm K3 Router
IF Product Design Award 2017, Hannover, Germany

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
Excellent Prize of 2016, China Red Star Design Award, China

2016

JACOB JENSEN™ Air Quality monitor
Kapok Design Award 2016, Guangzhou, China

JACOB JENSEN™ Smart Camera
Kapok Design Award 2016, Guangzhou, China

JACOB JENSEN™ Strata watch series German Design Award 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

JACOB JENSEN™ Air Quality Monitor Nominated for UX Design Award 2016, Berlin, Germany

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
Nominated for UX Design Award 2016, Berlin, Germany

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
IDA Design Awards, Honorable Mention, USA

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
IDA Design Awards, Silver Winner, USA

Adcom Luna Wireless speaker
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany

Adcom Luna Wireless speaker
Plus X Award, high quality, design and ease of use, Dusseldorf, Germany

JACOB JENSEN™ Electronic Parking Disc II Tech-Test Gold Award, Denmark

Adcom Luna Wireless speaker
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Innovation Award, Las Vegas, USA

2015

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
The Maker Technology Innovation Award 2015, Shanghai, China

Exhibition: “Danish Designed Watches”
The Danish Watch Museum in The Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark

JACOB JENSEN™ Smart Lock
Nominated for Design Awards 2015 - Smart home Award, Copenhagen, Denmark

JACOB JENSEN™ Smart Lock
K-Design Award 2015, Korea

Scandinavian Purity Soap dispenser
Packaging Award, Highly commended “Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year”, UK

JACOB JENSEN™ Strata watch series
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany

JACOB JENSEN™ Eclipse watch series
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, Special Mention, Frankfurt, Germany

2014

JACOB JENSEN™ Curve watch series
Red Dot Award, Product Design, ‘Honourable Mention’, Essen, Germany.

2013

JACOB JENSEN™ Eclipse watch series
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ New watch series
Nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frankfurt, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ 1.2L Electric kettles
Nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frankfurt, Germany.

Denmark’s Most Beautiful Home
Hejlskovvej 106: 2. place in the nation wide competiion

Tangent Fjord Dock
Red Star Award, Beijing, China.

2012

Denmark’s Most Beautiful Home
Hejlskovvej 106: First place in the regional competition

Toshiba RW1 series LED TV
Good Design Award, Tokyo, Japan.

Tommerup Diamant Coffin 32
Nominated for German Design Award 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Icon watch series
Nominated for German Design Award 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.

Tangent Fjord Dock
German Design Award, Special Mention 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.

Toshiba 55/46YL863 series LED TV
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

Toshiba 55/46WL863 series LED TV
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

Tangent Fjord Dock
included in The Permanent Collection at Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tangent Fjord Dock Wallpaper
Design Award 2012, Best Control Panel, London, Great Britain.

JACOB JENSEN™ New watch series
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

2011

Tangent Fjord Dock
Good Design Award, Chicago, U.S.A.

JACOB JENSEN™ Smoke alarm (ionizing)
1st place awarded by the Danish Consumer Council, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Toshiba WL768 series LCD TV
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

Tommerup Diamant Coffin 32
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Icon watch series
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

Tommerup Diamant Coffin series
Nominated for the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011, London, Great Britain.

JACOB JENSEN™ Timerscale
iF Product Design Award, Hannover, Germany.

Toshiba 55WL768 / 46WL768 / 40WL768 / 55WX800U / 46WX800U / 55F1 /46F1 LCD TV
iF Product Design Award, Hannover, Germany.

2010

Toshiba LCD T V REGZA 55/46F1, 55/46WX800U, 55/46WL768
Good Design Award, Tokyo, Japan.

JACOB JENSEN™ Telephone 10
Nominated for German Design Award 2011, Frankfurt, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Telephone 10
iF Product Design Award, Hannover, Germany.

2009

JACOB JENSEN™ Pearl Top of Table series
White Star Award (Gold), Cologne, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Eyewear
Nominated for Nordic Selected a part of CODE 09, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jabra JX20 Pura Bluetooth headset
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

Jabra JX20 Pura Bluetooth headset
Best Design Accessory, Bussum, Holland.

Rosti Mepal Victoria bowl
included in the Permanent Collection of The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

Rosti Mepal Victoria bowl
included in the Permanent Collection of the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION: IT Factory between the lines Corporate Identity by Jacob Jensen Design, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2008

Bang & Olufsen Beocenter 9000
100 Design Icons, Bo Bedre Magazine no. 11, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jabra JX20 Pura Bluetooth headset
Beautiful Thing, Sota, Kiev, Ukraine.

JACOB JENSEN™ Telephone 80
Plus X Award, Dusseldorf, Germany.

EXHIBITION Jacob Jensen Design private design collection
House of Jacob Jensen, Hejlskov, Denmark.

2007

XO Care XO4 Dental unit
The Danish Design Prize, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION: Generations
Jacob Jensen Design, Skive New Museum of Art (SNYK), Skive, Denmark.

2006

Jacob Jensen 80
Design for sound poster: Papyrus Award, Copenhagen, Denmark.

JACOB JENSEN™ Doorbell
Plus X Award, Dusseldorf, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Telephone 6
Plus X Award, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Jabra JX10 Bluetooth headset
Plus X Award, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Jabra JX10 Bluetooth headset
The Gold Award, HWM, Philippines.

Jabra JX10 Bluetooth headset
CNET’s People’s Choice Award, Australia.

Jabra JX10 Bluetooth headset
Best Mobile Accessory, What Mobile, Birmingham, Great Britain.

JACOB JENSEN™ Chronograph watch series
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Chronograph watch series
Nominated for Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2007, Frankfurt, Germany

Jacob Jensen 80 – Design for sound poster
included in the Permanent Collection of Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION: ‘Jacob Jensen 80 Design for sound’, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2005

Jabra JX10 Bluetooth headset
Best Product, VII edition of Medpi, Barcelona, Spain.

EXHIBITION: Jacob Jensen Design
Het Kleine Veenloo Museum, Veenendaal, Holland.

2004

EXHIBITION: 6 designs included in ‘Birth of the cool’, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION: 10 designs included in ‘Industrial Icons’, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION: ‘Scandinavian design beyond the myth – Fifty years of design from the nordic countries’, Milan, Gent, Prague & Berlin.

JACOB JENSEN™ Timer
Nominated for Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2004, Berlin, Germany.

2002

Gaggenau VL051, ED 220, VK230 & VR230 vario range, co-design Reinhard Segers
Good Design, Chicago, U.S.A.

JACOB JENSEN™ Timer
Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany.

EXHIBITION: ‘Resenlund Cultural Centre’, Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2000

JACOB JENSEN™ Weather station
Red Dot Award, Design Innovation, Essen, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN™ Weather station
included in the Permanent Collection of the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gaggenau EB271 & ED221, co-design Reinhard Segers Red Dot Award, Design Innovation, Essen, Germany.

Gaggenau Complete vario range, co-design Reinhard Segers Red Dot Award, Design Innovation, Essen, Germany.

Gaggenau Complete vario range, co-design Reinhard Segers IF. Gute Industrie Forum, Hannover, Germany.

Timothy Jacob Jensen
Awarded the Unidanmark fonden pris, Skive, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
Bang & Olufsen ‘Vision and legend’, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION:
‘InnoTown’: Ålesund, Norway.

1997

NEG Micon Wind turbine
Red Dot Award, Design Innovation, Essen, Germany.

NEG Micon Wind turbine
iF. Gute Industrie Forum, Hannover, Germany.

EXHIBITION
Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden.

1996

Gaggenau EB388 & EB385 Built-in ovens
Red Dot Award, Design Innovation, Essen, Germany.

Gaggenau EB388 Built-in oven & VK311 Extractor hood
Der Feinschmecker, Hamburg, Germany.

Gaggenau AH100 Extractor hood
iF. Gute Industrie Forum, Hannover, Germany.

Jensen Step & Toolbox
ID Industrial Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago, USA.

1995

Gaggenau
Innovative Design No. 1, Dusseldorf, Germany

JACOB JENSEN™ Telephone
included in The Permanent Collection of Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
‘Bang & Olufsen’, Bauhaus Museum, Berlin, Germany.

EXHIBITION
‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Groningen, Holland.

1994

Gaggenau
Innovative Design No. 1, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Nilfisk GM200 Vacuum cleaner
included in the Permanent Collection of Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gaggenau EB984 Built-in oven
Design Auswahl 94. Design Center, Stuttgart, Germany.

EXHIBITION
‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Paris & Marseille, France.

1993

Gaggenau EB900
Red Dot Award, Design Innovation, Essen, Germany.

Timothy Jacob Jensen
Portrayed at National Gallery, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Skive, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Horsens, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Aarhus, Denmark.

1992

Bruel & Kjær Ultra sound scanner
ID Industrial Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

JACOB JENSEN Watch 6101
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany.

JACOB JENSEN Watch 6201
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany.

Max René, Jensen One Car
Presented at Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1991

Stentofon Touchline
ND Norsk Design, Oslo, Norway.

Stentofon Touchline
iF Award, Gute Industrie Forum, Hannover, Germany.

1990

Bang & Olufsen
ID Classic Industrial Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bang & Olufsen Beosystem 9500
Good Design, Osaka, Japan.

Bang & Olufsen Beosystem 9500
IF. Gute Industrie Forum, Hannover, Germany.

Stentofon Touchline
ND Norsk Design, Oslo, Norway.

EXHIBITION
‘Bang & Olufsen’, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

EXHIBITION
‘Bang & Olufsen’, Museé d´Art Moderne, Nice, France.

EXHIBITION
‘Bang & Olufsen’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EXHIBITION
‘Bang & Olufsen’, Museé des Art Decoratifs, Paris, France.

1988

JACOB JENSEN Watch 6101
Design Plus, Frankfurt, Germany.

1987

BANG & OLUFSEN Beocenter 9000
Design Auswahl, Stuttgart, Germany.

1986

BANG & OLUFSEN Beocenter 9000
Good Design, Osaka, Japan.

JACOB JENSEN Watch 6101
included in The Design Study Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

JACOB JENSEN Watch 6201
included in The Design Study Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

BANG & OLUFSEN Beocenter 9000
Design Auswahl, Stuttgart, Germany.

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