We find inspiration in universal symbols that extend through all aspects of life, from nature, art, spirituality or geometry, e.g. concentric circles, pyramids, the golden ratio and duality. Integrated into functional everyday objects these bring harmony and timeless beauty into everyday rituals.
By combining function and symbolism, we create new shapes, minimal and characteristic. Our goal is to create timeless products that transcend trends. The energy of a space and the objects within it affect us. We believe there are those who support us in creating harmony and expressing ourselves on a deeper level.
Based on contrasts, VAU reflects the harmony of both ideation and realisation, creativity and materiality, design and production.
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 craftsmen. 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 factory 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 organisations in the realm of supplier sustainability rating, EcoVadis and Sedex. 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. Craftsmen 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 premium metal objects since 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. For us the whole process of conceptualising, designing and manufacturing our VAU products has been a great adventure. We hope you will enjoy using our products as much as we have while creating them.