Colorful Faucets: Vola by Arne Jacobsen

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In 1961, after Arne Jacobsen won an award for his design for the National Bank of Denmark, he was contacted by Verner Overgaard, the owner of the Danish company VOLA A/S, to design a new type of wall-mounted mixer tap where only the handles and the spout are exposed (and the rest of the unattractive mechanical parts hidden). So Jacobsen developed the minimalist VOLA faucet, which is now manufactured in a whole array of colors.

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Since Jacobsen's death in 1971 the company has continued to develop new products under the artistic direction of Teit Weylandt, one of Arne Jacobsen's former assistants. A full line of the bathroom, kitchen, and other household products can be found at the Vola website. Interested in this particular faucet, though? Then you'll want to look at the Vola KV1 Mixer ($1,224 - $1,828) and the Vola H1 Mixer ($780 - $1,180). Oh yes, they're pricey. But that's what you get for a piece of design history.

Buy It! Vola KV1 Mixer and Vola H1 Mixer at Danish Design Store

Related: Faucet Glossary: 5 Terms To Learn Before Shopping

(Images; 1. Vola HV1 Mixer faucets via House Bossi; 2. Vola KV1 Mixer faucet via Kitka)

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