T39EL: Flexible heat
Vola is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – on this occasion we present the Danish traditional company and its design classics with a series of short films.
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Aarhus Arkitekterne A/S is a Danish architectural firm with offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen. With its around 60 employees it is among the largest architectural firms in Denmark. One of its main fields of activity is the building of hospitals in Denmark as well as abroad. Town halls, concert buildings, schools, shopping centers, and domiciles are included on their reference list as well.
Aarhus Arkitekterne A/S designed the VOLA head quarter in Horsens in 1999 and extended the building in 2003. They also designed the VOLA showroom in Amsterdam in 2005, the VOLA showroom in Vienna in 2007, the VOLA International Studio in London in 2009, the VOLA showroom at Pakhus 48 in Copenhagen 2009, the VOLA showroom in Munich 2011, the VOLA showroom in Shanghai 2012 and the VOLA showroom in Stockholm 2014. The VOLA academy in Horsens built in 2008 is also designed by Aarhus Arkitekterne A/S.
The design department of Aarhus Arkitekterne A/S supports and compliments production of building architecture of the firm, but it also develops product ranges for industrial customers. As an example the designer and architect Torben Madsen and Mogens Kristensen won a competition arranged by Danish Design Center in 1998 for a new fireplace for Hwam Heat design. It was called WALL, which later received the international design prize, Red Dot Award.
In 2006 the design team of Aarhus Arkitekterne A/S designed the floor-mounted mixer FS1 for VOLA. Then in 2008 they designed the free-standing mixer FS2, the free-standing shower FS3 and the towel warmer T39. In 2010 the preparations for the new VOLA Round Series of built-in waste and paper tissue holder started and ended up at a complete range of waste bins VOLA RS1, RS3, RS4 and paper tissue holder RS2, which was supplemented with a hands-free soap dispenser, VOLA RS10 in 2013. The round shower VOLA 060 was developed in 2012 / 2013.