Vola

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The manufacturer

VOLA is manufactured by VOLA A/S a well established Danish company founded in 1873, owned and run by the Overgaard family.

The idea

Shortly after Arne Jacobsen won a competition in 1961 for his design of the National Bank of Denmark he was contacted by the owner of VOLA A/S, Verner Overgaard who introduced his proposal for a new type of wall-mounted mixer tap. He imagined a design where all the mechanical parts of the mixer are hidden leaving only the handles and spout exposed. At the time this was a completely new concept, but Jacobsen realized that this idea combined with his functional approach to design could be developed. With that basic principle in mind, it was conceived the simple and concise VOLA design that we know today was conceived.

Since Jacobsen's death in 1971, Teit Weylandt, one of Arne Jacobsen's former assistants, and later on the design department of Aarhus Arkitekterne A/S along with VOLA Director Carsten Overgaard continued to introduce new products into the world of the famous VOLA range. Thus establishing VOLA as an international brand whilst keeping the original principles of excellent design and functionality.

The designer

Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927. His breakthrough as an architect came in 1929 with the winning design for the contest on the House of the Future which was really the introduction of modern architecture on Danish ground.

VOLA tap designed in 1968 - Iconic and water-saving

   The VOLA HV1 was designed in 1968 for the National Bank of Denmark by the Danish architect and designer
Arne Jacobsen.
Today more than 40 years later it is still chosen by young architects for their new buildings. The design is iconic, and the taps are produced from the best quality material, as a result they last for generations.

The shortage of drinking water tops the list of environmental problems which need to be resolved. The responsibility for water and the need for a bathroom as a place for recuperation and relaxation should not contradict one another. Conscious water consumption is an absolute necessity in our modern world, but comfort and usability in both bathrooms and kitchens is just as important. With VOLA you can have both. The many different valve options offered by VOLA enable the specifier to select the configuration most suitable for the purpose.
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