Edition 2016

Scroll down for the 25 Henry van de Velde Awards Nominees. Discover them and vote for your favourite design product, project or service.

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. This means that Design Vlaanderen keeps awarding the Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award, the Henry van de Velde Company Award and the Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award. These winners are awarded on 19 January 2017 in BOZAR.


As an answer to the changing society, Design Vlaanderen, in partnership with the OVAM, focusses on products, projects or services (partially) based on a design methodology or design attitude, that offer an answer to contemporary questions. In other words, we focus on the value and impact of design on our economy, our society and on the climate, today and the future. Enter the Design Solution Awards. These are the categories of: OVAM Ecodesign PRO, Efficiency, Life Quality, Feel Good, Communication, Better Health, Collective en Design Research. Click here for more information on the categories.

Namahn-partners Kristel Van Ael and Joannes Vandermeulen
Lifetime Achievement
Het Rotor Deconstruction Team - Foto Rotor
Pieter-Jan Pieters, Owow
Young Talent
Atmosphere during the workshops
Design Research
Disarming Design from Palestine
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen for Haspenwood - Photo Erik Meylemans
INGA Wellbeing, Fiona Mc Greal for INGA Wellbeing - Foto INGA Wellbeing
Better Health
Maggie Shelter, door DMOA - Foto Benjamin Denef DMOA
Life Quality
MARTA, door vzw Ondergrond, Foto Rizon Parein
Memory Stone, Axel Enthoven (Yellow Window) voor Memory Stone - Foto: Hans Fonc
Feel Good
Dismantling and reuse of interior fittings at the former headquarters of BNP Paribas Fortis on Warandeberg (2014-2016) - Photo:Rotor
OVAM Ecodesign PRO
StandUp Nomad door Jaswig - Foto: John-Morgan Galeyn
Public Design Award