Vola Arne Jacobsen 121 One Handle build in mixer Tap
One-handle build-in mixer with ceramic disc technology. Handle to the left, spout on right – cannot be switched.
121UP = Mixer 100
121AP = Handle NR28, 225mm spout 020, 60mm circular flanges 001,3001
Designed in 1968, the first VOLA mixer, the 121, is the essence of Arne Jacobsen’s pared back form, a circle within a circle, bisected by a simple line
The Designer: Shortly after Arne Jacobsen won a competition in 1961 for his design of the National Bank of Denmark he was contacted by the owner of VOLA A/ S, Verner Overgaard, who introduced his proposal for a new type of wall-mounted mixer tap. He imagined a design where all the mechanical parts of the mixer are hidden leaving only the handles and spout exposed, for the time a completely new concept.
Through his work, Arne Jacobsen left his mark on generations of architects and thus helped build a special Scandinavian architectural tradition that is characterised by exemplary thoroughness from the general to the very specific. Very few Danes have achieved the broad international fame of Arne Jacobsen, who today stands for some of the best works produced in the 20th century, with an inherent quality that has ensured their sustainability into the new millennium.
The Brand: Celebrating continuity celebrating change, Vola intend to defend and develop their position as an exclusive design brand, representing the best of Scandinavian design. They will always produce VOLA taps and mixers in Denmark and They’ll always use the highest quality raw materials. They will take care to preserve resources such as energy and water. While respecting their design heritage, they will invest in new product development to reinforce their leadership status. Even revolutionary design can benefit from technology led evolution.