Collaborating with the DeTao Masters Academy, Jacob Jensen Design has established a sister studio in Shanghai offering creative services and an academic programme.

Our studio is situated at the campus of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art on the 8th floor of the CCIC Building.

The DeTao Masters Academy

The DeTao Masters Academy (DTMA) is based on three principles: Collection, Wisdom, and Heritage.

The aim is to gather leading professionals from around the world to pass Western knowledge on to Chinese students. Using the industry connections of both the DTMA and the individual Masters, students will get a hands-on learning experience while working on actual client projects commissioned by the Masters’ studios. DTMA’s vision is tied with China’s repositioning from a copying nation into an innovating one.

The Education

Under the tutelage of professor Timothy Jacob Jensen and senior designers, apprentice designers will learn the Jacob Jensen Design methods, values and thoughts, which have evolved and been refined over decades of practice. Apprentices will acquire ethical and professional standards and add credibility to their existing résumé.

Upon completion of the programme, successful apprentices will graduate as designers who can competently reflect the Jacob Jensen Design style and form language. They will likewise have gained experience in how international design studios are operating

The unique atmosphere and surroundings of Jacob Jensen Design in Denmark has a visual impact on the characteristic minimalist design work. Therefore the Studio directors visit the Danish headquarters regularly to fully understand the spirit and studio culture.

Jacob Jensen Design I Detao Shanghai studio facilities are like a mirror of the Danish studio; white hand-plastered walls, natural warm sisal matting on the floor, handmade wooden doors with rounded tops, a unique ceiling consisting of a suspended wooden frame with red bricks, and a fireplace.


For more information regarding the academic programme, term start dates and enrolment, please contact us.