HENRY VAN DE VELDE
F O U N D A T I O N
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.
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.
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.