Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

Design Focus: Arne Jacobsen’s VOLA Faucets

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 06, 2014 01:03 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)
by Promila Shastri last modified Aug 05, 2014

It’s worth noting that the architect-designed kitchen and bath faucet is not a late-20th Century novelty movement spearheaded by Philippe Starck. Arne Jacobsen, Danish designer of revered Mid-Century chairs (Egg, Swan, Ant) and award winning buildings, was the mastermind behind some of the most elegant and forward-thinking faucet designs—decades earlier. — Continue reading …




 

 

kv1-faucetIt’s worth noting that the architect-designed kitchen and bath faucet is not a late-20th Century novelty movement spearheaded by Philippe Starck. Arne Jacobsen, Danish designer of revered Mid-Century chairs (Egg, Swan, Ant) and award winning buildings, was the mastermind behind some of the most elegant and forward-thinking faucet designs—decades earlier. Jacobsen, who, like Frank Lloyd Wright, famously left no architectural detail—from light fixtures to light switches—unattended, was recruited in the early 1960′s by Verner Overgaard, owner of the Danish faucet manufacturer VOLA, to create a line of faucets that Overgaard hoped would burnish his company’s reputation for innovation.

Having envisioned a tap which revealed nothing of its inner workings, he found in Jacobsen, already a widely celebrated architect, an ally whose reductive esthetic sensibilities and intrinsic experimental bent matched his own. Jacobsen’s first design for VOLA, the KV1 Mixer, featuring a stunning profile of radically extended spout, was an instant wow, winning design distinctions from global institutions, and clearing the way for additional models, including the diminutive, but no less ravishing, VOLA HV1. Built around a modular system designed for adaptation to a host of requirements, Jacobsen’s VOLA range remains, nearly 50 years later, a watershed moment in the company’s history, and a reminder of Jacobsen’s unrivaled ability to create objects that, despite being emblems of his era, can slip effortlessly into any era.svart vola blandare alla fdrger


 

 

 
 
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.