Jakob Thau is a Danish furniture designer based in Copenhagen. Manifested in wood, Thau designs chairs and objects for everyday use. With curiosity and passion for rational, simplistic design, his design language is strongly rooted in the the Nordic tradition of craftsmanship, materiality and functionalist thinking.



Prototyping and model making are core elements in his practice putting new methods and a durable approach into traditional craft. Design made for sustainable industrial manufacturing is vital in the process of exploring new techniques.

Trained as a cabinetmaker with a medal and a master's degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Jakob established his studio in 2008. He supplemented his practice by participating in workshops at various furniture manufacturers and manufacturing suppliers, including Fritz Hansen, the Danish aluminium industry, and under Åke Axelsson, on a one-year program at the Carl Malmsten University in Stockholm.

Jacob resides in his seaside warehouse studio at Refshaleøen, Copenhagen.

For studio visits please get in contact.


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