Ilse Jacobsen, entrepreneur, Creative Director and designer, founded ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK with a shoe collection in 1993. Since then, the company has grown rapidly, and now incorporates the iconic rain boots, rainwear, clothes and accessories.
Ilse Jacobsen is born and raised in Hornbæk, a summer resort village, which is famous for the relaxing atmosphere around its small harbour, wide sandy beaches and dunes. Hornbæk is the backdrop for Danish Designer Ilse Jacobsen's life and creativity. Inspired by the natural and raw beauty of her surroundings, Ilse Jacobsen sets the ideas for the lifestyle company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK which encompasses the fashion brand ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK, the flower shops BLOMSTEN by ILSE JACOBSEN, the luxurious spa KURBADET by ILSE JACOBSEN and the awardwinning spa- and beauty products ILSE by ILSE JACOBSEN.
At present, the lifestyle company exports to 25 countries and has concept stores in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and England.
Ilse Jacobsen is married to Jesper Bo Jacobsen, who is also the CEO of the company, together they have their daughter Natasha, who is a co-owner of BLOMSTEN. Ilse Jacobsen is also a member of the board of directors for Vækstfonden (The Danish Growth Fund) furthermore she is investor and mentor in DR’s program series ‘Løvens Hule’ (The Dragon’s Den).