Edition 2015

13 January 2015, the Henry van de Velde Awards and Labels were distributed for the 22nd time. Find out who won an award at the ceremony in BOZAR and discover their stories.
Paul Verhaert wint de Henry van de Velde Award Loopbaan 2015, Foto: Michael De Lausnay

The Henry van de Velde Awards started in 1994. Since then, society and design have changed considerably. The focus of the Henry van de Velde Awards remains on the designer and the companies. Designers, because creative people remain the driving for for creation, and companies, because they enable a lot of creations. 

Design Vlaanderen wants to show Flanders its creativity and entrepreneurship trough the awards. We emphasize this with 3 prices, each 5.000 euros worthy, and a silver trophy, designed by Rembrandt Jordan. On top of these 3 prices, we added the price of the Public, 2.500 euros worhty.

Design prizes and labels are intended not only to celebrate people or products, but above all to identify and signal fundamental developments and shifts. Design was for long an under-used instrument and was utilized only for aesthetic or formal aspects. The 19 products that have received a Label indicate how broadly design and its various methods are applied nowadays. This edition saw more than 206 submissions and 65 nominations. A group of experts selected 19 winners.

The Henry van de Velde Award for CareerCompanyYoung Talent and the Henry van de Velde Award for the Public, were distributed respectively to Paul Verhaert, Materialise, Made en Daily-Needs. There were also 2 OVAM Ecodesign Award PRO'15 winners. Besides, 19 products and services, that launched onto the market in 2015, received the Henry van de Velde Label 2015. Discover here more about the story behind the winners.

Winners
Paul Verhaert, winner Henry van de Velde Award for Career 2015
Henry van de Velde Career Award 2015
Fractal.MGX, WertelOberfell & Matthias Bär (c) Stéphane Briolant Paris
Henry van de Velde Company Award 2015
Timothy Macken & Simon de Smet - Photo Bart Kiggen
Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award 2015
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2015
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2015
Hoet Couture Foto: Hilde Van Daele
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2015 Nomination
MÖBEL-Tafel, photo Kristof Vrancken
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2015 Nomination
Ecodesign Award PRO by OVAM 2015 Nomination
Albatros XL Foto: stadsfotograaf Gent
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Austere-T-bureaulamp, foto Hans Verstuyft
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Bringme Box, foto Frederik Vercruysse
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Gent Xtra Bold, foto Koen Broos
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
In Vein Foto: Isabel Rottiers
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Photo Koen Broos
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Televic Interpreter Desk, foto Televic
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Slaapcellen B-AND-BEE Foto: Hannes Geipel
Henry van de Velde Labels 2015
Slaapcellen B-AND-BEE, foto Hannes Geipel
Henry van de Velde Public Award 2015
Nominees
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