Hans Peter Jacobsen
1892 - 1973
H. P. Jacobsen trained as a painter, finishing in 1911, then went abroad for four years. In Italy he met Danish architect Martin Nyrop and helped him refurbish San Cataldo convent. In return, on their return to Denmark, Nyrop helped H. P. Jacobsen enrol in the Academy of Art's School of Painting. In 1926 he joined Cohr's Silverware Factory as a designer, contributing greatly with his knowledge of form and asthetics, he became known as an uncompromising perfectionist. He is perhaps best known for his "Herregaard" flatware design, which was a huge success for Cohr and still produced today by Gense in Sweden.