Already by the end of the 1960s, colored fixtures were one of the building blocks Vola offered for individual bathroom design: Arne Jacobsen initially started with fixtures in grey and orange and quickly expanded the palette to include new options. The current creation with color number 28 is “matt white”, which forms the counterpart to “matt black” in the Vola range. This new color option has been put to use by Belgian architect Benoit Viaene, who has incorporated Vola products into a historical country home near Brussels whose interior design has been carefully adapted to the contemporary world. A metallic surface on fixtures and radiators would have disrupted the gentle harmony of the rooms, which appear to be profoundly connected with the natural landscape outside the window. Muted tones and materials like wood or ceramics are balanced with one another and appear to integrate seamlessly, while the “matt white” finish from Vola manages to emphasize the calm atmosphere and yet lend it a modern touch at the same time. "The matt white finish of Vola fits perfectly into this natural, serene setting," says Architectenbureau Benoit Viaene.
In their quest to ensure things had that final nuanced touch, the Vola team gave themselves plenty of time, since the sustainability concept of the Danish company dictates that the color tones can no longer be changed after being launched on the market. This great love of detail means that the lifespan of the products is extended considerably, as it makes it easy to freshen them up even after many years. The Vola team found its inspiration in nature, in the coloring of pale eggshells and pebbles rubbed smooth by the movement of water. Thus, with the “matt white” finish, the daily ritual of washing is given a calm, meditative backdrop that also allows the mind to put aside the issues of everyday life for a moment. (am)