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. 

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

Restoration Book Tower

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

Bauhaus Jubilee Coin

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

Reproduction Tea Gown

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

Book Project 

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

Reproduction

Chairs

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

Monogram

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