Born in Copenhagen in 1963, Jakob Wagner took a B.Sc. in Design Engineering at DIA-M in Denmark (1987) and completed a second degree in Product Design at Art Center, Switzerland (1992). Following internships/studies in the United States, Italy and France, he set up Jakob Wagner Studio in Copenhagen in 1993. The studio began by focusing on high-tech products for sports, professional and medical applications and later home products, which led to product lines for Alessi, Bang & Olufsen, Menu, Muuto and Stelton and furniture projects for Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Hay among others. Jakob’s work has been exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards (6 IF awards, 3 Red Dots, Bundespries, Designer of the Year) as well as becoming a part of the permanent exhibition at MOMA, New York. Wagner’s simple yet sophisticated work expresses the essence of a product in a minimalist, poetic and playful manner. His design process is detailed and considered, but also user-centric, which results in timeless, iconic design.