Vola faucets is a Danish company, manufacturer of taps and accessories, designed by Arne Jacobsen. Only by choosing the very best materials is Vola able to produce items of such high quality. Mixers, taps and accessories are made from solid brass and gun metal with a few components in stainless steel. Zenth loves brands such as Vola, for it provokes an experience of luxury in the customer.
Vola faucets are entirely manufactured and produced in the facilities of Vola A/S in Horsens, Denmark. The company was founded in 1873 and it is owned by the Overgaard family, who still runs the company.
The idea of Vola
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, 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, continued to introduce new products and designs, thus establishing Vola as an international brand whilst keeping Jacobsen’s original principles of excellent design and functionality.