VAU represents a collection of design objects for your home and office. Inspired by universal symbols, VAU products blend function and aesthetics to breath new life into everyday objects that support conscious living.
Universal symbols are the endless source of inspiration we keep returning to in our creative journey. These distinct symbols spread subtly through different aspects of life, from nature and geometry to spirituality to art. In our process, we draw many layers of meaning from the merkaba, the golden ratio, pyramids and concentric circles. The new shapes that end up surfacing are minimal, distinct and timeless. Acting as our muse, these universal symbols translate into the functional objects that we create.
We believe that every space has a unique energy and every object inside that space has an impact on the way we feel and act. The intention behind the objects we craft is to create harmony, find balance and support self-expression.
VAU products are made out of solid metal. We produce them by combining both traditional and modern manufacturing technologies. Each single piece involves careful manual work by our craftspeople. All products are made in-house, in our own workshop in Zagreb, Croatia (EU). This enables us to oversee the entire production process and take care of each single detail. All of us have a responsibility for creating the world we live in which is why we care about what we do and how we do it. To us doing business in a socially responsible way means to respect employees, clients, suppliers, the environment and the broader society we are part of.
But actions speak louder than words. Our workshop is therefore both ISO 9001: 2008 (quality) and ISO 14001: 2004 (environmental protection) certified. In addition, we regularly undergo a 4 pillar audit by two of the leading supplier sustainability rating organisations, EcoVadis, France, and Sedex, UK. The 4 pillars relate to human rights/labour practices, environmental protection, sustainable procurement and fair business practices.
All our products are made from metal of the highest quality, with hand-finished details. The final manufacturing step is tailored to each individual product, in order to emphasise its particular shape. It enables us to achieve a classic, timeless look. Craftspeople personally inspect each product in order to assure it has been manufactured to our quality standards.
VAU has been brought to life in-house, by us here in PES. As PES we have been producing unique metal objects for more than 25 years now. VAU has a special significance for us, as it represents the next step in our development and we are proud of our first collection which we launched beginning of 2018. For us the whole process of conceptualising, designing and manufacturing the VAU products has been a great adventure. Each year we are adding a few new products to our collection. We hope our products will bring you as much joy as we gain by creating them.