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 design studio in Hejlskov, Denmark

Timothy Jacob Jensen working in his office

The studio seen from the air on a winter day

One of the three tunnels connecting the complex

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.

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

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 studio in the early days Hejlskov Denmark Timothy Jacob Jensen home and studio
The atelier and the personal house in the early days

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.

Jacob Jensen working in the old atelier where Timothy was his apprentice

Jakob Hermann in the atelier

Son and father

Creative team meeting back in the 90ties

Timothy Jacob Jensen in the old studio in Hejlskov Denmark
Timothy Jacob Jensen
Jacob Hermann building the legendary design studio Hejlskov Denmark
Jakob Hermann
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Jacob Jensen

RECOGNITIONS

Gained together with colleagues, clients and partners

Danwood Vision 195
IF Design Award 2020 Discipline: Architecture, Munich, Germany

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eachpal Smart Bracelet IDA Design Awards, Honorable Mention, USA

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

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

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

Eachpal Smart Bracelet
IDA Design Awards, Silver Winner, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tangent Fjord Dock Red Star Award, Beijing, China.

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: First place in the regional competition

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

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

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

Toshiba 55/46YL863 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JACOB JENSEN™ Chronograph watch series Nominated for Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2006, 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 Design EXHIBITION: Jacob Jensen Design Het Kleine Veenloo Museum, Veenendaal, Holland.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

EXHIBITION: ‘InnoTown’: Ålesund, Norway.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

EXHIBITION The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago, USA.

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

Gaggenau Innovative Design No. 1, Dusseldorf, Germany

EXHIBITION ‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Groningen, Holland.

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

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

Gaggenau Innovative Design No. 1, Dusseldorf, Germany.

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

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.

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

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

EXHIBITION ‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Aarhus, Denmark.

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

EXHIBITION ‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Skive, Denmark.

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

EXHIBITION ‘Jacob Jensen Design’, Horsens, Denmark.

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

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

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

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

Stentofon Touchline ND Norsk Design, Oslo, Norway.

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

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

Stentofon Touchline ND Norsk Design, Oslo, Norway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

JACOB JENSEN Watch 6101 Design Plus, Frankfurt, Germany.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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