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.
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.
2022 Family day in Brussels
The HvdV descendants organize a family day every other year to visit one or multiple of HvdV sites and learn more about his work and the impact he has had. This year, they visited two sites in Brussels.
Read more about their visit here.
And the winner is...
Each year Flanders DC hosts the Henry van de Velde awards to honour excellent design in different ways. Belgian products, projects and services are rewarded for their contribution to the design world and are judged on various aspects.
Read more about the awards here.