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Expo in Texture: West-Flemish winners of the Henry van de Velde Awards 2021

From Saturday 1 May onwards, Texture presents a unique exhibition: the West Flemish winners of the prestigious Henry van de Velde Awards are exhibiting their design work. One by one, you will see pieces by creative entrepreneurs who use design to have a positive impact on society. The exhibition runs until 13 June.

The Henry van de Velde Awards are the most prestigious design awards in Belgium. With the Awards, Flanders DC shows that today design is woven into every fibre of our daily lives. They honour the work of creative entrepreneurs who use design to have a positive impact on our society and economy. This year, creative talent from West Flanders - and especially from the UNESCO-awarded Kortrijk design region - once again topped the list. A nice confirmation of this international recognition of the region.

From Saturday 1 May onwards you can discover their innovations in the Texture museum: the Belgian market leader in cooker hoods and hobs Novy, Tim Duerinck and his bowed instruments made of flax, the modular interior textile Caméléon by Les Monseigneurs in collaboration with Verilin, the charging solution Smappee EV Base, the wearable Lopos SafeDistance designed by Pilipili and finally the flax carpet by Anita Kars for Casalis. This exhibition is a realisation of Flanders DC, in cooperation with Texture and Designregio Kortrijk.

That Kortrijk is a pioneer in the field of design has long since ceased to be a secret. It is therefore an honour to be able to exhibit the winners of the Henry van de Velde Awards in Texture, which always highlights our city's rich history of activity and innovation.

Axel Ronse, schepen van cultuur

Call for Henry van de Velde Awards 2022

Meanwhile, Flanders DC has also launched the call for the 2022 Awards. Companies and designers with new innovative products or services can already submit them now. Anyone with questions can attend an information session organised by Designregio Kortrijk, Howest, Voka-West Vlaanderen and Flanders DC on Thursday 6 May. The info session is online from 1 till 1.30 pm. You can register via eventbrite. You can register products or services for the Awards via www.henryvandevelde.be.

Practical info

Henry van de Velde Awards 21
The West Flemish winners

1 May 2021 - 13 June 2021

Texture, museum of flax and textilesNoordstraat 28, 8500 Kortrijk+ 32 (0)56 27 74 70 www.texturekortrijk.be


Opening hours

Tue - Sun from 10 am to 5 pm
closed on Mondays


GRATIS < 13 years old, every 1st Sunday of the month, museum pass€ 4 Group and discounted rate (min. 15 people, 65+, students)€ 6 Individual visit€ 66 Guide

Ticket reservation is required and can be made Tue - Sun from 10 am to 5 pm
closed on Mondays

Booking tickets is mandatory and can be done via www.texturekortrijk.be