2022 Family day in Brussels
Every other year, Henry van de Velde's descendants organize a family day. Over the past years, they have visited HvdV sites in Gent, Weimar and this year they visited Brussels. First, they toured Maison Tervuren, which is the last house where HvdV lived. Then they visited Maison Bloemenwerf, which is in the process of being completely renovated and restored. Even for his descendants, these visits are a great way of getting to know HvdV and his work better.
Watch the after movie of their day 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. The submissions were categorised in nine categories representing the social, economical and aesthetic values of design: Business Innovation, Consumer, Crafts, Design Research, Digital Product, Environment Graphics, Habitat and Spaces. Each category has a gold, silver and bronze winner. There are five other awards to be won (i.e. Company Award, Ecodesign Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Talent Award and Public Choice Award). The winners were announced at the Award ceremony on February 8 2022.
The submitted products, projects and services included a wide aspect, ranging from a baby monitor to a emoticon addition to the Braille alphabet, and from a mobile serious game to a Wood Design project utilising waste wood. The variety of products and services is broad, all include high-quality, innovation and are made to inspire others.
This year the Young Talent Award was granted to Lore Langendries. Lore designs jewellery and objects out of animal skin, using laser cutting technology. The jury praised her with the following words: “With her own strong, consistent design language, she thinks about the function and identity of a jewel".
You can find more information on this winner and the other winners here.
There is no affiliation between the Henry van de Velde awards and the Henry van de Velde foundation. The jury consists of sixteen people in the design work field. The awards have been issued since 1995.
2019: 100 years of Bauhaus
In 2019 it was100 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 the Bauhaus Kooperation website.
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 here.