VOLA

VOLA belongs to the generation of design icons from the Golden Age of Danish Design.
The first VOLA taps and mixers were designed in 1968 by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen who designed, among other things, the famous Egg and Swan chairs.


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

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.

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