Edition 2010

The 17th edition of the Henry van de Velde Awards and Labels is now upon us. We created these Awards in 1994 at the Vlaams Instituut voor het Zelfstandig Ondernemen [Flemish Institute for Independent Entrepreneurship] (Design Department) because, at the time, neither Belgium nor Flanders presented awards for professionals in design and design-related fields. The Provincial Prizes were all that existed.
Trofee, Helena Schepens, foto Lieven Herreman

Along with a cash prize, we attached several symbols of success to the Awards, such as a silver trophy and a calligraphic certificate. These were created to underline the prestige of the Henry van de Velde Awards. The first trophy was designed by Siegfried De Buck, whose work made him an icon of Belgian silversmithing. We used his design, which took the form of a staff, for five editions. The next trophy was designed by Nedda El-Asmar, a graduate of Artesis University College (then simply the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts) and holder of a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London. The third was made by David Huycke, recently the first designer/artist to become a Doctor of Arts. Helena Schepens, one of our youngest workers in precious metals, and also holder of a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London, was the fourth silversmith to design and make the trophy. Each of the trophies is used for five years. The certificate had to be calligraphic to illustrate, like the trophy, the importance of the craft aspect. The first calligrapher was Bert Binnenweg, and the second was Brody Neuenschwander, the Texan from Bruges, who worked with Peter Greenaway on films such as ‘The Pillow Book’, ‘Prospero’s Books’ and others. So far, we have stayed with Brody. The cash prizes are EUR 5,000 per Award, for Career, Company and Young Talent. The Public award is worth EUR 2,500.

Winners
View on a Newspaper, Marc Van Hoe
Henry van de Velde Career Award 2010
C-couture Cuban, design Adriaan Debruyne, foto Adriaan Debruyne
Henry van de Velde Company Award 2010
Leaning MDF fineer, textiel, staal, 18 x 18-37 x 25 cm, foto Diane Steverlynck
Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award 2010
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2010
Decay, Erik Hoedemakers
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2010
Souffle
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2010 Nomination
FF1
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2010 Nomination
Planet
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2010 Nomination
CLS
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
Das Brett
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
Diabolo
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
Grand Prix
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
°on line, Bart Lens
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
Sanaa, Concrete
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
Souffle, Am
Henry van de Velde Labels 2010
Das Brett
Henry van de Velde Public Award 2010
Nominees