The Henry van de Velde Awards 19 were be distritubed on 29 January 2019 in Bozar, Brussels, Belgium.
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 are 23 Henry van de Velde Award Winners 19, in 8 categories: Business, Community, Consumer, Ecodesign, Graphic & Packaging, Habitat, Health & Wellbeing and Mobility.
The 12 Henry van de Velde Gold Award Winners were distributed on 29 January 2019. 1 Gold Winner per category, plus the Gold Winners for Lifetime Achievement, Young Talent and Company, and of course the Henry van de Velde Public Gold 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.