Water – the vital element that brings us life, green plants, a refreshing splash – runs through the heart of Vola. At home, the Danish brand has shaped the way we experience water for half a century, and in return, the path of water guides how each Vola product is designed.
Film: Jack Flynn and Nick David
The celebration of water is a daily ritual at Vola and on the occasion of 50 years, Vola has followed the influence of water right back to the source in 1968 when the company was founded. Fifth in a series of films Vola has commissioned to celebrate five decades of timeless design, ‘Water and Wellness’ explores how water runs through the history, craft and philosophy of the brand.
Architects and designers choose VOLA for the emphasis that its products place on purity and pleasure.
FS1 in brushed stainless steel. Photography: Alex Wilson
The film shows how Vola’s deep connection with water is rooted in the Danish affinity with nature and in its geography – the endless coastline, meandering peninsulas, islands and natural lakes. This connection with water permeates Danish culture, and is closely related to wellbeing, spending time outside, staying healthy. Just watching the lapping waves, the cantilevering pools and horizon between the sea and the sky in Vola’s ‘Water and Wellness’ is enough to relax us, even from a place far, far away.
590V in natural brass, with architecture by William Smalley and interiors and development by Pinzauer. Photography: Alexander James
Precision of water flow, responsive control and the careful, silent blending of water and air create perfect bathing experiences.
FS1 in brushed stainless steel, shown alongside the Muubs Riverstone bathtub
Vola understands water – the measured curve of the 090FM floor-mounted tap gently flexing into the freestanding bath creates a balanced flow and even distribution of water. Technology and innovation has seen the bending of the steel of the FS1 tap perfected, so that the shape quietens the water’s impact, entirely removing the splash, while the form softens the stream against the skin.
090FM in brushed bronze, with architecture by Mclean Quinlan. Photography: Peter Cook
Thanks to Vola, the modern bathroom has been through somewhat of a revolution. No longer merely functional, today the bathroom is a daily sanctuary to soothe the body and nurture the soul. Wellbeing isn’t a trend for Vola, it’s embedded in the culture of the brand and its home in Denmark, and has been for 50 years.
A Vola design, with its minimalist lines, soft curves and quality craftsmanship, can transform a straightforward space into an escape. No wonder architects and designers are seeking out Vola designs – they can elevate a family home or an architectural icon alike into a modern moment of pure wellbeing.