short biography

Henry van de Velde (1863 born in Antwerpen / Belgium, 1957 died in Zurich / Switzerland) was an architect and designer and a pioneer of organic architecture and a theoretician of Art Nouveau. 1907 he co-founded 'Deutscher Werkbund' together with Hermann Muthesius und Friedrich Naumann. 1925-36 he was a Professor of Architecture at the University of Ghent and in 1926 he founded the Institut supérieur des Arts Décoratifs, Brussels.

Art Nouveau, typographic work, posters, interiors, furniture, dining set, lamps


buildings and interior design

1895 own house Bloemenwerf, Uccle
1900-02 co-planning and interior of Folkwang Museum, Hagen (today Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum)
1903 Villa Esche, Chemnitz; Interiors of Nietzsche Archive, Weimar
1911 Kunstgewerbeschule Weimar (today Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
1907 own house "height poplars", Weimar
1914 Theater der Werkbundausstellung, Cologne
1937-54 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

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