Edition 2011

The 18th edition of the Henry van de Velde Awards and Labels is now upon us. We introduced these prizes in 1994 because at the time there were no Belgian or Flemish awards with which to recognise professionals from design and other fields. There were of course the Provincial Prizes, but that was all.
Trofee, Helena Schepens, foto Lieven Herreman

Along with a cash prize, we attached several symbols of success to the Henry van de Velde Awards, such as a silver trophy and a calligraphic certificate. We wanted these to emphasise the prestige of the awards. The first trophy was designed by Siegfried De Buck, whose work made him an icon of Belgian silversmithing. We used his design of a staff for the first five editions. The next trophy was designed by Nedda El-Asmar and the third by David Huycke, recently the first designer/artist to become a Doctor of Arts. Helena Schepens, one of our youngest silversmiths, is now the fourth talented designer to design and make the trophy for us. Each of the trophies is used for five years. The certificate had to be calligraphic to illustrate, as does 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. This year Brody is again doing the calligraphy for the certificates that the winners take home with them. The cash prizes for the awards are EUR 5000 for the Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement, Young Talent and Company awards. The winner of the Public award receives EUR 2500.

Winners
Marcell Lachaert & d’Hanis, 2004 ,foto Joris Luyten
Henry van de Velde Career Award 2011
BuzziCube, BuzziSpace
Henry van de Velde Company Award 2011
Artissima - Booth, Sara De Bondt -
Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award 2011
LWD, hegge ID
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2011
Solarwind, Raf Van Hulle
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2011
drinKraantjeswater, hegge ID
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2011 Nomination
Doutreligne 7, GBO
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Deseo, Arnout en Maes voor Basalte
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
BuzziBooth, Alain Gilles voor BuzziSpace
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Multiple Belgique, Raphaël Charles
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Scotty, Couvreur en Devos
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Knijper, Enthoven Associates voor Moerman
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Cyclo, Christophe Vervaeke voor Papilio
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Hopper, Extremis
Henry van de Velde Labels 2011
Cyclo, Christophe Vervaeke voor Papilio
Henry van de Velde Public Award 2011
Nominees