Henry van de Velde Awards 2020
Last night, the Henry van de Veldeawards, the biggest design awards in Belgium, were presented in BOZAR. Twenty-one national and international Flemish designers, companies, products, projects and services were rewarded for their innovation and design. 12 Henry van de Velde Gold Awards and 14 Awards were presented.
This year, too, there are laureates from West Flanders!
Barco'sDemetra device won the Henry van de Velde Business Innovation Gold Award. The device brings a new and smart way of skin examination, allowing the dermatologist to take any type of photo; from dermatoscopic to clinical close-up and overview photos. Through the linked cloud system, all photos can be analysed, tracked and compared at any time. The Demetra was also selected for the Designregio Kortrijk Award and, together with many other regional innovative products, was included in the DesignX50 book.
Bernard Rommens designed by order of Re-Volt uit Oostende "The Light Machine". They won the Henry van de Velde Habitat Gold Award. The lighting was inspired by film set spotlights, army jerry cans and details of machines. The lamp can easily be dimmed and can be placed in different ways to always create the desired atmosphere. Because all parts are replaceable, the lamp is also durable.
Heren Loebas with Stijn Dhondt, from Waregem, and Peter Van de Sijpe won the Graphic & Communication Gold Awards with their B401 Bruggenbouwers. Ze gaven vorm aan de campagne om het viaduct B401 in Gent een nieuwe invulling te geven. Binnen het project werden 14 Gentenaars gevraagd hun visie te delen voor het viaduct, de zogenaamde Bruggenbouwers. Om de campagne in de verf te zetten werden onder andere metershoge afbeeldingen op de peilers geplaatst, korte video's gemaakt van de Bruggenbouwers, posters verspreid, ...
The Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award went to Studio Plastique (Brussels), the Company Award went to Niko (Sint-Niklaas), the Ecodesign Award by OVAM went to Ecover (Malle) and the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Erik Sijmons of Samsonite (Oudenaarde). More info on the winners can be found here.