Jacob was born in Copenaghen, Denmark, in 1963. Ever since childhood, he was surrounded by beautiful and functional furniture, symbol of the golden age of the Scandinavian Design.
His passion for design started at that time, and lead him to the Danish Design Academy where he graduated in 1989. He was influenced by the Scandinavian design and by the modernist and functionalist movements of the 20th Century, which were the source of inspiration for his work.
After the degree, in 1989, he studied at the Architecture Royal Academy in Copenaghen and worked in different architectural and design firms in Denmark and Norway.
In 2011 he founded the Amtorp Design Studio and since then he has worked with customers and manufacturers from Asia and Europe.