Courtesy of VOLAVOLA, the company that commissioned Jacobsen to design the faucet, has the piece’s history on their site:
The tap VOLA HV1 was designed in 1968 by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for the National Bank of Denmark. Today more than 45 years after it is still being selected by young architects for their new buildings. The design is timeless, and the tap is produced from the best material so it lasts for generations.
By adding small flow regulators the flow of the VOLA taps and mixers can easily be reduced. By choosing VOLA electronic taps and mixers the flow times can be set individually. As the water stops automatically when the hands are removed from the tap, electronic taps and mixers will always be an eco-friendly solution.
For households this gives food for thought. However, for hotels and office buildings the possibility that VOLA can configure its taps and mixers exactly to the water consumption required for the specific purpose can save considerable amounts of money and at the same time secure the hotel and building owners a green profile.
For more on this piece’s history, visit VOLA.