Jakob Berg (1958–2008) was inspired by all the shapes that caught his eye. Design was always a natural part of him. His basic idea about ergonomic shapes and his choice of materials were to a great extent determined by his social reflection and all-embracing attitude to life.
He was born in Roskilde, Denmark in 1958 and qualified as an industrial design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1987. Shapes and ideas were always in Jakob Berg’s thoughts, and new projects always lay on the drawing board. From the outset in the 1990s, he cooperated with a number of Danish and international companies and received several distinctions for his work. He furthermore carried out furniture projects with Dania in Bolivia, Egypt and Vietnam. He was a ‘wood’ man with a consistent and clear preference for creating furniture out of wood that had elegant, functional and simple forms. Although he preferred his summer cottage in Kikhavn, Denmark,with its fascinating view across the Kattegat in all weathers, he travelled both far and frequently to participate in the actual realisation of his designs. For Jakob Berg, beauty was essential and in his opinion ‘Without beauty no human being lives for a second’.