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Long live the legacy of Arne Jacobson, via VOLA

As an architect, Arne Jacobson was renowned for leaving nothing to chance. He designed every detail of his projects, right down to the taps. Today, his legacy lives on in VOLA.

Long live the legacy of Arne Jacobson, via VOLA

Colour and VOLA go way back – to 1968, to be precise, when the eminent Danish architect, Arne Jacobson, developed the first two prototypes for the iconic tapware brand. Back then, VOLA taps came in just two colour finishes: orange and grey – the grey being the manifestation of Jacobson’s desire to create a tap from concrete. Jacobson’s goal was totality, and before long all VOLA products were available in a range of ten colours. Decades on and the most recent addition to the VOLA spectrum of colour finishes is matt white.

Vola 590 one-handle mixer in C28 Matt White

The latest release is showcased within a unique and texture-rich design scheme, created by Belgian architect Benoit Viaene. The incredible project, located deep within the Belgian countryside, provides the perfect atmospheric backdrop for the beautifully tactile finish.

Inspired by delicate tactile forms found in nature, such as eggshells or a perfectly honed pebble, matt white is truly a pure finish. Available across the entire VOLA product range, matt white provides architects and designers with the ability to specify projects holistically, pairing both colour and texture with any creative design scheme, as is integral to Arne Jacobson’s vision and VOLA’s ethos.

VOLA takes great pride in the sustainability of its manufacturing, which allows for personalisation to the nth degree – the brand’s colour and production approach is unparalleled. Across the entire VOLA range, every product configuration, of which there are approximately 100,000 possible combinations, is available in each of the 28 finishes. This allows architects and designers to specify any product configuration in any finish.

In a rare departure from the modern culture of mass production, every product is made to order, and no stock is held. Better still, since VOLA has never changed any colour, products have greater longevity, with tapware that was used in schemes in the 1970s still being updated and refurbished today. This commitment to sustainable, beautiful and modular design is the foundation of the VOLA approach.

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Vola 520 one-handle mixer in C28 Matt White

Vola 520 one-handle mixer in C28 Matt White

Vola T39 build-in modular electric heated towel rail, Vola 520 one-handle mixer and Vola 060A Ceiling Mounted Shower Head, round in C28 Matt White.

Installation by Benoit Viaene. Photography by Piet Albert Goethals.


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