The celebration marking the 50-year milestone of VOLA saw 150 international architects from around the world meeting the brand’s home of Denmark, looking back on a five decade legacy of design, and forward to the future.
Architects and designers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgian, Sweden, Japan, US, and of course Australia were invited to experience a design and cultural program curated by VOLA.
The lucky guests were treated to an architectural tour of Aarhus, the European Capital of Culture in 2017, which included the Aarhus Townhall designed by design legend Arne Jacobsen, as well as a tour of the iconic VOLA factory and academy in Horsens.
Not simply an occasion to take in the design sights, the special visitors were also able to take in a series of architectural talks at the ARoS Art Museum, including Kim Holst Jensen, SHL Director and Partner speaking on the award-winning Dokk1 library, SHL partner Kasper Heiberg Frandsen who discussed the underground extension of the ARoS Art Museum and the design and lighting works of James Turrell, and Julian Weyer, Partner at C. F. Møller Architects, who spoke on the Bestseller building at Aarhus Ø.
The series of events culminated in a celebratory dinner at the recently launched Aarhus International Sailing Centre with speeches from VOLA CEO Johannes Saugbjerg and Director of International Sales and Marketing Birthe Tofting.
During the evening entertainment was provided by the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and VOLA employees who came together to sing to guests at the end of the evening.
A 50-year career in redefining design is a huge accomplishment, and we’re thrilled that VOLA have reached this rare milestone. The Habitus team toast to VOLA’s success, though we all know the greatest is yet to come.