I can’t believe I’ve never known of Jakob Jensen or his work before reading about him on ISO50. Part of me feels out of it, but I also love moments of discovery like this. Seeing and falling in love with design that feels so new and fresh, but that’s been around long before I was born. There’s something comforting about that.
Anyway, Danish born Jakob Jensen is an industrial designer who worked for Bang & Olufsen, where he was a designer from 1965 – 1991. His minimal approach was clearly consistent with Dieter Rams. That microphone is pure perfection.
MoMA has a nice gallery of some of his work.