Since 1950 the world’s population has doubled and it is expected that it will rise to 9 billion by 2050. The consumption of water has increased sixfold over the last 60 years and still an estimated 1.2 billion people live without access to clean drinking water.
Can design help to resolve these water problems?
In our Western societies we are all used to water taps and until recently most people would not worry how much water they used every day. Most taps have a flow rate in excess of 6 litres per minute . By reducing the flow rate by 50% or more an enormous amount of water can be saved without compromising the quality or the experience.
All VOLA basin taps have a flow regulator securing a maximum flow of 5-6 litres per minute irrespective of pressure. The flow regulator is a small replaceable part inside the spout. If the tap specifier wants to reduce the flow even further to as little as 2 litres per minute, they can simply change the flow regulator.
The VOLA HV1 tap was designed in 1968 by Arne Jacobsen for the National Bank of Denmark. Today, more than 40 years later, it is still considered to be one of the best designs on the market, and is widely selected by today’s architects and designers in their new buildings.
Conscious water consumption is an absolute necessity in our modern world, but comfort and usability in the kitchen or bathroom is equally important. Vola offers many different valve options which enable the specifier to select the level of water consumption most suitable for the purpose. The ideal flow required for a wash hand basin, for example, is 5-6 litres per minute or less.
The VOLA design is timeless, and as the tap is fabricated with the highest quality materials, it will last for generations. The product can be maintained and repaired over time In addition to being highly energy efficient, with its longevity it fulfils another key criteria ? that of sustainability.
Vola produces all its products in Denmark according to the highest manufacturing and environmental standards.