International company, VOLA continues to honour the remarkable artistry of Arne Jacobsen with products that pioneer the conversation of bathroom aesthetics around the world inspired by the Danish way of life and timeless, exceptional craftsmanship.
June 4th, 2002
In 1968, the first VOLA taps were designed by renowned architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen – presenting the first set of products that set a precedent of what extraordinary design could look like.
As a company that is beloved from every corner of the globe, the work of Arne Jacobsen is celebrated as one of the hallmarks and a true legacy of Scandinavian design. Jacobsen’s creations are imbued with a unique personality, striking form and a sense of sensitivity to its surroundings and that empowers our everyday lifestyles. The remarkable build of each VOLA tapware showcases Jacobsen’s remarkable mind with meticulous craftsmanship and the utmost attention to functionality, simplicity and design longevity that is unparalleled to anything else.
Since the mid twentieth-century, Arne Jacobsen and Danish design has captured the world’s attention with their inimitable style and everyday philosophies. Amongst the greats of Scandinavian design heritage is Jørn Utzon. The esteemed architect started architectural conversations with the world by integrating Danish influences across different landscapes.
From the ingenuity of the sculptural stone and transitional experiences at Can Lis in Mallorca; to the intuitive mid-century home of the Ahm House in England; and all the way to the spherical geometry of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Utzon pushed boundaries and explored the true essence of architecture in the soul and character of these projects.
Utzon’s exceptional portfolio is an amalgamation of how his understanding of Danish principles and philosophies inspired his integration of traditional architectural methods in new, innovating ways. By thoughtfully integrating nature into every detail of his work, each Utzon project encapsulates a unique experience for the individual.
From the monolithic ruins and textures of an idyllic summer escape home to an understanding of Sydney’s nautical landscape paired with the undulating form of a shell, there’s always been a sense of discovery, comfort and familiarity of Scandinavian artistry that the world is captivated by.
As inspiring examples of architecture and Danish creativity, the works of Utzon tell a special story that connects with the heart and soul of the VOLA brand. Deeply ingrained in the Danish bathroom and accessories brand is the importance of everyday products enhancing the individual’s experience and their connection to the environment in which they live in.
As Jacobsen was dedicated to challenging and rewriting our understanding of the simplicity of complex engineering in a seamless, timeless frame, Utzon’s residential projects continued the conversation as each project is designed with VOLA tapware.
In Australia, we pay homage to an icon of Danish heritage everytime we look towards the Opera House and the grandeur of its waterside location – marking a milestone in Utzon’s career. As he redefined the design landscape of the nation, Jacobsen reshaped the way we live and our appreciation for functional and elegant everyday products. As an international name, VOLA continues to introduce the beauty of Danish craftsmanship and creative thinking to the world – paying tribute to the masters of great Scandinavian design.
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