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We, the great-grandchildren of Henry van de Velde, 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. 

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New biography out soon

A new critical edition of van de Velde's autobiography for the years 1917-1957 will be published this Spring. 

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Villa Esche releases new app

Let Henry van de Velde guide you through 

Villa Esche with the new app released by the museum.

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New dissertation out now

A theoretical reflection on the interrelation between HvdV's theoretical ideas and his work is out now.


Cahier No 17- now available

With the support of the Henry van de Velde foundation Anne van Loo translated cahier no 17 from French to English.

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Now available!

A selection of 26 essays by HvdV with the expert guidance of Katherine Kuenzli is now available for purchase.

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Catalogue raisonné

Klassik Stiftung Weimar will finish the last  three volumes of the catalogue raisonné on HvdV's work before 2024.

2022 Family day in Brussels

Each year, Flanders DC hosts the Henry van de Velde awards where Belgian products, projects and services are rewarded for their contribution to the design world. A ceremony announcing the winners took place on 7 February 2023.


Read more about the awards here.

Lecture on HvdV by Anne van Loo

The Royal Academy of Belgium has invited Anne Van Loo to give a lecture on 29 March 2023 entitled "Henry van de Velde - critical autobiography of a protagonist of the Modern Movement". 

Read more here.

Henry van de Velde Family Foundation

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

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