WE, THE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF HENRY VAN DE VELDE (HVDV), ARE PROUD TO CREATE THIS PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE VAN DE VELDE'S HERITAGE AND HIS INFLUENCE ON MODERN ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.

Our goals are to share HVDV’s vision as well as:

- present information on current works
- connect with art historians, researchers, professors, collectors and fans
- support on-going research, writing, and other projects

Van de Velde’s descendants can be found in multiple nations: Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States of America. For more information, see the family tree.

By creating a foundation, we have one body representing all living van de Velde descendants. The Foundation owns the rights and collects fees due for using van de Velde designs and materials. These funds are being used to support a select number of HvdV-related projects and research.  

Please contact us if you would like to submit a grant proposal.

About Us

We are the fourth generation. 

Henry van de Velde was our great grandfather. Our parents, his grandchildren, shared their personal memories of him with us. We knew he was a somewhat well-known architect, as we have visited the houses and buildings he designed and built and we all have a copy of his book in our bookcase. For us, he was and is a very present part of the family, although he died in 1957, before most of us were born.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the HVDV foundation is to keep his heritage alive for another generation.

 

We created the HVDV Family Foundation in 2016 to support the current interest in van de Velde by connecting with and assisting others who have been inspired by our great grandfather. 

Restoration Book Tower

Currently the book tower in Gent (Belgium) is being renovated and restorated.

Bauhaus Jubilee Coin

In 2019 a jubilee coin to celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus was produced in Germany.

Reproduction Tea Gown

In the Spring of 2019 the Klassik Stiftung in Weimar will showcase a reproduction of a Tea Gown designed by Henry van de Velde.

Book Project 

 A critical edition and translation of a selection of writings by Henry van de Velde was published in 2019.

Reproduction Chairs

The Klassik Stiftung in Weimar is reproducing two chairs designed by Henry van de Velde for their permanent exhibition.

Monogram

A monogram on HVDV by author Richard Hollis has been published on April 8, 2019. 

2019: 100 years of Bauhaus

In 2019 it was exactly 100 years ago that Walter Gropius founded Bauhaus. The origin of the school of design lies in Weimar, where Henry van de Velde realized the main building of the University. For more information on 100 years of Bauhaus, please visit:

https://www.bauhaus100.com and 

https://www.weimar.de/en/culture/events/bauhaus-turns-100/

The Henry van de Velde-award goes to.....

Each year the Henry van de Velde awards are distributed in Belgium. They honor a designer for good and meaningful design and have been a prestigious Belgian award over the last 25 years. This year, the HvdV Lifetime Achievement Award has been granted to Vincent van Duysen. Just as Henry van de Velde, Vincent van Duysen intertwines architechture, interior design and aesthetics in his designs. Find out more about Vincent van Duysen, his work and the award at: 

https://flandersdc.be/en/magazine/henry-van-de-velde-lifetime-achievement-award-19-vincent-van-duysen

Henry van de Velde Family Foundation

The foundation is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands under number 66450489.

info@henryvandeveldefoundation.org

© 2018 by the Henry van de Velde Foundation