Vola

The original: Celebrating 50 years and beyond

Vola Facts

Founded

1873

HQ

Horsens, Denmark

Showrooms

London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Vienna, Munich, Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, Zurich, Melbourne, Shanghai and Hong Kong

Market Sector

Kitchen and sanitary ware

Annual Turnover

€54 million

Company Profile

Danish design is about the enduring power of craft, style, sustainability and honest materials. For half a century, Vola has epitomised this approach, making taps, showers and accessories that combine simple, elegant shapes with innovation in form and function.

Vola has been involved in some of the world’s best-known contemporary buildings since 1968, when Vola owner Verner Overgaard invited celebrated architect Arne Jacobsen to collaborate. The result was the birth of the iconic Vola 111 shape, the company’s first product, designed for the National Bank of Denmark. It attracted immediate international acclaim, combining simple circular and linear forms with revolutionary plumbing hidden in its walls – Vola had, in fact, created the first fully integrated, single lever mixer tap. By setting this benchmark for minimal contemporary design and high standards of process and manufacturing, Vola is often imitated but never matched.

Today Vola products are internationally recognised as true design icons. For five decades, expert knowledge and specialist skills have come together to create and innovate. The company places such emphasis on craftsmanship and longevity that some of its earliest products are still fully operational today. Vola is both the original modern tap designer and a multi award-winning brand that brought contemporary Danish design to the home.

Key People

CEO

Johannes Aa. Saugbjerg

Creative Director

Birthe Tofting


Links

Vola articles

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For Vola, product evolution means diving into the deep end

Horsens, Denmark – To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Danish tap manufacturer refers back to their aquatic origins to explore the future.

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Here’s to 50 more years of water and wellness

Horsens, Denmark – Vola celebrates five decades of shaping water through design and innovation with a series of short films. The most recent, featured here, is titled Water and …

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How Vola illustrates the beauty of circularity

Horsens, Denmark – For its fiftieth year, Vola has created a celebratory video series to showcase the circular economy built into every step of their design process.