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Björn Jakobson

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Björn Jakobson, (born 14 August 1934 in Stockholm) is a Swedish entrepreneur.

Lillemor and Björn Jakobson, sitting on a bench outside their museum Artipelag

In 1961, he started the company Babybjörn.[1] The initial product was a bouncy chair that he acquired on a trip to the United States, He and his wife, the designer Lillemor Jakobson, are co-owners of Lillemor Design AB, the parent company of the group that includes Baby Björn.[2]

In June 2012, the Jakobsons opened a new museum near Stockholm, on the island of Värmdö, called Artipelag.[3][4]

In 2012 he was awarded His Majesty The King’s Medal “for significant contributions to Swedish industry”.[5]


  1. ^ Stein, Sadie (June 29, 2012). "Who Made That Baby Bjorn?". The New York Times.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  2. ^ Cronstedt, Maja (November 18, 2013). "Pionjärernas nya baby (Pioneers' New Baby)". Entreprenör. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "About Artipelag - The background". Artipelag Official Website. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  4. ^ Rose, Frank (2015-09-03). "The Swedish Museum That BabyBjörn Built". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  5. ^ "BABYBJORN'S Founder Awarded Royal Medal". PR Newswire. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2013.