Although Jacob Jensen’s fame is primarily due to his B&O designs, he designed several hundred other products for a wide range of clients. Jacob received more than 100 international awards and is represented at museums across the world. In 1978, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York emphasized his international significance with its exhibition Bang & Olufsen - Design for Sound by Jacob Jensen. MoMA has included 19 Jacob Jensen Design products in their design collection.
In 1990, Jacob Jensen handed over management of Jacob Jensen Design to his son Timothy Jacob Jensen. He was apprenticed to his father from 1978 to 1981, and today Professor Timothy Jacob Jensen is the main shareholder, group CEO and chief designer of the studio.
XO 4 PROJECT
In 2004 XO CARE came to Jacob Jensen Design with a brief to design a dental solution that would differentiate XO CARE nationally as well as internationally, with the product design of an ergonomic dental unit, which should provide comfort and safety for the dentist and the patient and optimize workflow and clinical productivity. Jacob Jensen Design carried out extensive research to establish XO 4 as the benchmark for performance in ergonomic design. Every detail is designed to accommodate the complex flow of movements and tasks, which the dentist goes through in the course of a working day.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
JJD were given the liberty of thinking outside the box and attacking the problems in an untraditional fashion. This approach resulted in a large number of creative and novel ideas and concepts, which were presented as sketch models in 1:5 scale. Several of the design details originating from phase 1 can still be seen in the final product.