vola – vola epitomises the enduring power of craft, style, sustainability and honest materials. For five decades, we have combined Danish design and innovation to create taps, showers and accessories. The original modern-day tap is the ultimate expression of our expert knowledge and specialist skills.
VOLA designed in 1968
The first VOLA taps were designed for the National Bank of Denmark by Arne Jacobsen.
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 the brand 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 the late VOLA Director Carsten Overgaard, continued to introduce new products into the world of the famous VOLA range. Thus establishing the brand as an international brand whilst keeping the original principles of excellent design and functionality.