It’s the 25th edition of the Henry van de Velde Awards and there are nothing but winners!

Embargo until 15 November 2018

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Henry van de Velde Awards 19 will take place. This year is the 25th year the prizes have been awarded. 12 Henry van de Velde Gold Award Winners 19 will be added to the walhalla of design icons. On 15 November we announce the 23 Henry van de Velde Award Winners 19. Out of those 23, you can chose your favourite and vote for it to win the Henry van de Velde Public Gold Award Winner.

  • What are the Henry van de Velde Awards?
  • How do you become a Henry van de Velde Award Winner?
  • Who are the Henry van de Velde Award Winners?
  • Who’s on the jury?
  • Will there be any other surprises on 29 January 2019?
  • Why are we already announcing the Henry van de Velde Award Winners now?
  • Practical information

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What are the Henry van de Velde Awards?

The Henry van de Velde Awards showcase and applaud Flemish designers, enterprises, products, projects and services which, through design, offer solutions that have a positive impact on society and the economy.

The Henry van de Velde Awards are widely supported thanks to the shared vision of a professional and international jury with considerable expertise in the sector. The official award ceremony at Bozar, the exhibition and the book make the Henry van de Velde Awards a real platform for Flemish design

There are no fewer than 12 Gold Awards to be won:

The Lifetime Achievement, Company, Young Talent and Public Awards as well as the eight categories of Business, Consumer, Community, Ecodesign by OVAM, Graphic & Packaging, Habitat, Health & Wellbeing and Mobility.

 

How do you become a Henry van de Velde Award Winner?

This spring, designers and companies with a Flemish connection were able to register within the eight categories of Business, Consumer, Community, Ecodesign by OVAM, Graphic & Packaging, Habitat, Health & Wellbeing and Mobility. In total, 255 products, projects and services were submitted.

In the first round, the jury selected 63 products or projects out of these 255 submissions, to be moved forward to a second round for thorough analysis and further tests. In total, within the eight categories, 23 products or projects were selected.

 

Who are these 23 Henry van de Velde Award Winners?

(embargo until 15 November 2018)

Business Award

  • SAM, module for utilities (Studio Dott., BAO Living)
  • Barco UniSee®, LCD videowall platform (Barco)
  • Xeikon CX500, digital printing press for high quality labels (Achilles Design, Xeikon Manufacturing)


Community Award

  • Kanunnik Petrus Jozef Triest Plein, (Architects De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, in collaboration with architects BAVO & work groups of doctors, management, staff and patients for KARUS)
  • Peacecraft - Play to Change, PeaceCraft is an initiative by !DROPS and U Move 4 Peace. The game is developped by Poppins & Wayne and !DROPS. The participative play is a creation by U Move 4 Peace.
  • Rope (Ief Spincemaille, LOOGCV)


Consumer Award

  • Acacia, parasol (Dirk Wynants Design Works, Extremis)
  • Escape, smart hand luggage (Studio Gooris, Rollogo Limited)
  • Handbag label Lies Mertens (Lies Mertens)


Ecodesign Award by OVAM

  • ecoBirdy, children's furniture (Vanbriel Yuan Design Company, ecoBirdy)
  • HNST jeans collection & ESG Green, collaboration between a start-up and traditional industry (Development & Design of the HNST jeans collection: HNST; Development & Production of ESG Green: European Spinning Group; Visual identity: Pinkeye)
  • Velda Resleep, circular sleep system (Veldeman Bedding)


Graphic & Packaging Award

  • Surf & Stay, book (author Veerle Helsen, design MAFF, client Lannoo)
  • The Island of the Colorblind, book (author  Sanne De Wilde, design Tim Bisschop, client Hannibal)
  • The Sweetest Taboo, book (design Superset, client Lannoo)


Habitat Award

  • Collage Tableware, tableware (Giel Dedeurwaerder and Brent Neve, collective design studio, Serax)
  • Marbul Suspension Adjustable, architectural lighting, adjustable hanging lamp (Jeffrey Huyghe, Modular Lighting Instruments)
  • N° 0, outdoor seating furniture (Luc Bossuyt, THE {FORM} NATION)


Health & Wellbeing Award

  • Belun Ring, pulsoximeter to measure sleep quality (Studio Dott., Belun Technology Company)
  • MySleeve, sleeve for the hand grips of crutches (Marie Van den Broeck, My Add On)
  • Two, combination door handle for dementia care (pilipili design)


Mobility Award

  • ADDAX MT, elektric truck (Eduardo Gonzalez, Addax)
  • NMBS M7,  double-decker train (Yellow Window (Axel Enthoven & Eric Govers), Bombardier, NMBS)
     

 

Who's on the jury?

Design is a very broad field, and this is reflected in the composition of the jury. On the first jury day, a national jury of design experts gathered. It was extended on the second jury day to include a number of jury members from abroad, which gave rise to a particularly interesting debate.

The national jury: Ronald Bastiaens, An Bogaerts, Evelien Bracke, Tom Delaey, Frederik De Smedt, Katrien Laporte, Giovanna Massoni, Chris Meplon, Hilde Peleman, Hugo Puttaert, Liv Vaisberg, Heleen Van Loon, Lise Van Tendeloo and Saskia Westerduin.

Complemented by these international jury members: Peter Ghyczy (designer), Kriistina Lassus (designer) en Anne van der Zwaag (director Objekt Rotterdam).

The extended jury also selected the winners within the Lifetime Achievement, Young Talent and Company categories.

 

Will there be any other surprises on 29 January 2019?

Absolutely. The Henry van de Velde Gold Winner Awards will be announced in the Henry Le Boeuf hall at BOZAR on 29 January 2019. These are the Lifetime Achievement, Young Talent, Company and Public Awards, along with the winners from the eight categories listed above. Only then will you find out who the recipients are!

 

Why are we already announcing the Henry van de Velde Award Winners on 15 November?

Not everything is decided by the jury. Right from the start in 1994, the voice of the public has been of particular interest to us. From 15 November on, the public will have the opportunity to let us know which project, product or service they want to be the ultimate winner. This year too, the public can vote online for their favourite, from 15 November through 21 December 2018 at www.henryvandevelde.be/en.

 

Praktical information

The Henry van de Velde Awards are presented by Flanders DC and its partners OVAM and the Centre for Fine Arts/BOZAR (with the support of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship).

Be sure to note the following dates on your calendar:

  • 15/11 - 21/12/2018      Voting for the Public Award via www.henryvandevelde.be/en
  • 29/01/2019         Presentation of the Henry van de Velde Awards 19 at BOZAR
  • 30/01 - 24/03/2019     Exhibition at BOZAR Foyers (free of charge)

The exhibition features an accompanying catalogue that can be purchased for 10 euros in the BOZAR bookshop.

 

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