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MoMA Jacob Jensen Collection

Posted by Scott







The MoMA has a collection of some of Jacob Jensen’s forward thinking product designs for Bang & Olufsen during the 60′s and 70′s. That red Beolit 400 is incredible.

Some more pics and info at the MoMA site

14 Comments Leave A Comment

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nicole says:

July 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Whoa! The last image is the record player my dad handed down to me. That’s awesome! It was sitting in storage for years, and still works perfectly. They are all such beautifully designed products…

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Garrett says:

July 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

soooo sexy!

most of the consumer stuff we have floating around now a days is so trashy looking compared to this stuff. nice to see stuff without insane logos all over.

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keroton says:

July 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I bought on the flea market 6 B&O gramophones on the last picture (for 15 eur each) , they are in great condition the only problem is not a single one has a working needle, and a new one costs 300$ :(

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Tom says:

July 7, 2011 at 1:15 am

My father once gave me his beogram 4002 – I still use it, though it’s 45er is way too fast, the lights are broken and the speed is not constant. I just love the sound of the tangential tone arm.

B&O is a bit janiform: Their design of that time is timeless, their technical skills are both avantgarde (tangential tone arm – the best way to do it, no skating at all) and “behind” (mostly the speakers… The are really clanking in comparison to Cantons etc.

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Rudolph says:

July 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

Lovely! Now focus on your album art!!! I am literally frothing at the mouth awaiting its release!! Much love from the D!

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Ernesto Alonso says:

July 7, 2011 at 8:30 am

It’s stupid that companies don’t make products with the 60′s-70′s timeless aesthetics nowadays.

In my opinion, one of the best posts lately

Saludos desde México