Invitation press conference Henry van de Velde Awards 17

Tuesday 30 January - 11 AM - Foyers at BOZAR - Brussels - Belgium

On Tuesday 30 January, Flanders DC distributes the Henry van de Velde Awards 17. Since 1994, the Henry van de Velde Awards are the criterion for good design from Flanders in all its forms and shapes.  

It's my pleasure to invite you to the press conference. 

The Henry van de Velde Awards 

The Henry van de Velde Awards are Belgium's biggest design awards and were first presented in 1994 by Design Flanders, which merged with Flanders DC in 2016. These prestigious design awards are presented every year in BOZAR at huge public interest.

The Henry van de Velde Awards showcase and applaud Flemish designers, enterprises, products, projects and services which, as a result of their solution of a given problem through design, have a positive impact on the economy and society. The Henry van de Velde Awards are widely supported thanks to the shared vision of a professional jury with considerable expertise in the sector. The official award ceremony, exhibition and accompanying publication make the Henry van de Velde Awards a true platform for Flemish design.

The Awards have changed over the years along with the evolutions in the design field. Precisely because design is so broad, there are awards in ten different categories.

With their recent products, services or projects, designers, organisations, clients and design companies can register for six of these categories (Design Solution Awards): Communication, Design-led Crafts, Ecodesign by OVAM, Efficiency, Everyday Life and Healthcare. The 18 nominated entries are selected based on the "good design" criteria and (for the first time) an international jury finally appointed the six winners.

The jury nominates the candidates for the Henry van de Velde Special Awards and indicates the Lifestyle Achievement, Young Talent and Company winners from the names on this list.

The public’s favourite product receives the Henry van de Velde Public Award via an online vote. The 18 Design Solution nominees are eligible for this award.

The 10 Henry van de Velde Awards 17 are distributed on 30/01 at 8.30 PM in the hall Henry Le Boeuf in BOZAR. 

The Henry van de Velde Awards 17 exhibition opens on 31/01/2018 unil 15/04/2018 in the Foyers in BOZAR. The exhibition is free. The catalogue Henry van de Velde Awards 17 is is for sale in the bookshop for € 14,00.


Programme press conference 

30/01 - 11 AM - Foyers BOZAR

11.00 u - Welcome
11.10 u - Guided tour in the exhibition with a presentation of the 10 awards, the winners and the nominees.
12.00 u - Meeting with the winners of the Henry van de Velde Ecodesign Award by OVAM, the Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award, the Henry van de Velde Company Award and the Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The press conference will be followed by a sandwich lunch.



Please confirm your presence at the press conference before 25/01 by mail.

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