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Proud! Papilio wins a Henry Van De Velde Label 2014 With CANVAS !

News - 09 Jan 2015

Every year Design Flanders presents the Henry van de Velde Labels. These labels for products and services that were launched on the market in the foregoing year have become a reference in the Flemish and international design market.

On Monday 25 August, the jury awarded the 2014 Henry van de Velde Label to 15 products. This was the culmination of quite a process. Companies and designers submitted almost 160 products and services. These submissions were then presented anonymously to the jury during a first session. More than 80 products and services made it into the second round during which they were exhibited “live” in the Design Flanders Gallery. The space has never been as full as this year. Everything was tested and examined in detail during this second round.

The jury was impressed by the high level and the good design of the submissions. As a consequence, it was no easy matter to identify those products that really stood out and distinguished themselves from the others, as well as fulfilling the most rigorous design criteria. The product or service must be contemporary and innovative; must have aesthetic qualities; a great deal of thought must have gone into even the smallest details; must be functional and easy to use; must be sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

Design Flanders is presenting the Henry van de Velde Awards & Labels for the 21st time on Friday 9 January. It will be the first time that young and established design talents from Flanders are rewarded at BOZAR (the Museum of Fine Arts).

The prestigious award confirms the high quality of the work produced and encourages prize winners to continue to tread the path of experimentation and inventiveness in the creative sectors. The Awards also serve as a springboard for further success both in Belgium and abroad. Every year Design Flanders, the initiator of the prizes, rewards a successful career with the Henry van de Velde Career Award, a company with an inspirational design vision with the Henry van de Velde Company Award, and up and coming talent with the Henry van de Velde Young Talent Award.

The exhibition runs from 10 January untill 15 Febuary and is free of charge.

Naturally you can also find the Henry van de Velde Labels on their  website 

About Canvas

STOP the WAR!

Rugs made of Recycled Army Tents. Every piece is unique, every scratch is an untold story. This CANVAS rug, part of the Memorial collection, was created by Papilio to remember and honor our loved ones who lost their lives during the worldwide wars. This rug is made of Recycled Army tents with a cross stitch technique in leather.

More pictures and info about Canvas you can find  here