Flanders DC presented the Henry van de Velde Awards for the 24th time on de 30th of January, 2017. The ceremony and exhibition were held at Bozar.
The Henry van de Velde Awards showcase and applaud national and international Flemish designers, enterprises, products, projects and services which, as a result of their design or their solution of a given problem, 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 industry.
The official award ceremony, exhibition and accompanying publication make the Henry van de Velde Awards a true platform for Flemish design.
There were 10 Henry van de Velde Awards issued for products, services or design projects developed after 1 April 2016. These were the 6 categories in which products, projects and services could be entered:
The professional jury choose the Lifetime Achievement Award, Company and Young Talent. And the public had the last vote regarding the Henry van de Velde Public Award.
Heleen Van Loon works as a project manager at Z33 in Hasselt. Among other things, she coordinates FORMAT, a path for promising designers and architects. In addition, she helps product design students at LUCA School of Arts Genk formulate their identity as designers.
Ronald Bastiaens is an Industrial Product Design Training Coordinator at Howest and a professor of industrial product design, prototyping, sustainable design, design methods, materials and manufacturing. He is also the team leader of the Howest Industrial Design Center and a researcher in the projects Protolab, Protolight, Design for Impact, Innowiz, myMachine and Pro-Fit.