TIMOTHY JACOB JENSEN

Timothy Jacob Jensen joined Bang & Olufsen’s team of chief designers at the age of 17. At 24, his first design was included in the design collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. At 28, he took over the responsibility of Jacob Jensen Design from his father. He became chief designer for Gaggenau when he was 30. At 48, he became professor at Fudan University in Shanghai and at 55, he was named Designer of Year in China. Today, he is working out of Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios together with a team of creative associates from all over the world.

Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen

Four generations, Timothy Jacob Jensen, Toko, Freja and Jacob Jensen father and son grand daughters Hejlskov

Timothy, Thomas and Katja

Nigel Hopwood, Franklin Weisz, Jacob, Edward Weisz and Timothy

Chief designer and professor Timothy Jacob Jensen was born in 1962 to an American mother from New York and a Danish father from Copenhagen. From the age of four, he grew up in the rural surroundings of Hejlskov on the shores of the Limfjord in Jutland Denmark. From a very young age, Timothy was regarded as a prodigy by many. Having had a rebellious educational upbringing and spending only 7.5 years in school, Timothy joined his father Jacob Jensen’s design studio in 1978 and spent the next six years working there. Timothy joined Bang & Olufsen’s chief designers, Jacob Jensen and David Lewis, at the age of 17, and at 19 he had designed his first car, named Logicar. 

Timothy Jacob Jensen teaching at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
Teaching at SIVA University
Timothy and Frank Wu at iF Gold Award show Hanover 2018
Timothy and Frank Wu at iF Gold Award show

At the age of 22, he designed the iconic Jacob Jensen classic wrist watch, which was later included in The Museum of Modern Art New York design collections. After running his own studio in Copenhagen for three years, he travelled the world and worked with Ross Littell in Como, Italy and Gerry Musset in Melbourne, Australia.
In 1990, Timothy took over the studio in Hejlskov along with the overall responsibility for all designs and initiatives created up until the end of 2018. As CEO at Jacob Jensen Design, Timothy founded the Scandinavian lifestyle brand Jacob Jensen, which grew to be represented in more than 30 countries. He became chief designer at Gaggenau at the age of 30. 

At 32, he became advisor to the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Danish government and was included in the book “Who’s Who” at 34. At the age of 34, Timothy had his first daughter, Toko and at 38, a second daughter, Freja. Timothy has been a prominent international keynote speaker since the age of 40, and he was made professor at Fudan University in Shanghai at 48. In 2011, he was appointed as Master of DeTao Masters Academy and established the Jacob Jensen Design I DeTao Shanghai studio. At the age of 51, he established Jacob Jensen Design I KMUTT Bangkok studio in collaboration with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, CGE, Qingyang District Chengdu and Timothy Jacob Jensen
Crown Prince Frederik, CGE, Qingyang District Chengdu and Timothy

Timothy was named Designer of the Year in China in 2017 at the age of 55, and the following year he was appointed a member of the jury for the iF Design Award 2019, one of the world’s most prestigious design prizes. At the age of 56, Timothy sold all his shares at Jacob Jensen Design and opened Timothy Jacob Jensen Studios in 2019. Timothy Jacob Jensen remains the most awarded Danish designer.

GLOBETROTTER

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Timothy Jacob Jensen is a true globetrotter. He has visited 59 countries. During his travels for pleasure and business alike, he has stayed with hill tribes in the Himalayas, sailed the canals and rivers of Europe on his own boat and dined with vagabonds and heads of states. His lifelong experience with design and travel adds a significant global and multicultural perspective to his work and his way of life.

Timothy has visited: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia,Saint Martin, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican State and Vietnam.

FAVORITE QUOTES

COO Karl Ahasverusen and Timothy

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Toko, Timothy and Prince Henrik

Timothy Jacob Jensen working in his office

Jonathan Ive Apple chief designer and Timothy Jacob Jensen

Timothy Jacob Jensen keynote speech in China design award Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
Keynote speech in China
Terry Gou of Foxconn and Timothy Jacob Jensen
Terry Gou, Foxconn and Timothy
Timothy Jacob Jensen and H. R. H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
Timothy and H. R. H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand

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THANK YOU

A special thanks to some of the extraordinary people I have had the pleasure and pain to work with.
All skilled and determined.

Alasdair McPhail

Brian Cunningham

Christian Holmsted Olesen

Claus Fisker

Edward Weisz

Franklin Weisz

Gong Xueping

Henrik Brandt Jensen

Henrik Boserup

Ida Klemann

James P. Cain

Johan Løje

Jonas Gaarde

Kathy Jiang

Kim Krull Jørgensen

Laura Lykkegaard

Martin Sick Nielsen

Mogens Lykketoft

Nital Patel

Pornthep Chatpinyakoop

Rakpong Songipitak

Richard Veit

Ross Littel

Steen George Christensen

Tor Nørretranders

YJ Bao

Anne Mette Palm

Bo Frandsen

Christoph Walch

Dr.Gu

Elo Kjærsgård Jensen

George Lee

Gerry Mussett

Heide Swartsweller

Henrik Koitz

Jacob Jensen

Jared Man

Jytte Hilden

Keld Esmark Harder

Katja Hopwood

Kim Ricken Jørgensen

Luke Firth

Max Rene

Nigel Hopwood

Ole Damsbo

Rikke Andersen

Ryan Christoffersen

Stine Bang

Søren Hagelskjær

Steffen Pölmann

Thomas Ryan Jensen

Zhang Ayi

Betina Nielsen

Camilla Filbert Kjær

Chris Xu

Dana Badeen

Francisc Norbert Vicze

George Von Blanquet

Gert Toftkjær​

Haim Dotan

Ib Langmach

Jakob Kjær Nielsen

Jessica Ploy

John Jørgensen

Karl Ashverusen

Kresten Foerlev

Kirsten Klein

Martin Høyer-Hansen

Michael Barnwell

Nikolai Lander

Peter Pay

Rikke Boe Nielsen

Rosario Santos

Sebastien Malville

Tonni Kruse

Tönis Vellama

Vagn Nielsen

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