kreon inti wins gold in the prestigious Henry van de Velde awards!
For the 28th year in a row, the Henry van de Velde Awards praise Flemish designers, companies and governments who integrate design into their company in an environmentally friendly and smart way. Their products, services and systems contribute to a positive impact on the economy and society and are considered the most important design awards in Belgium. On February 8, 2022, a professional jury consisting of fifteen design experts announced who won the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award in each category. kreon inti, a premium recessed spotlight with a refined and patented optical system, is awarded the Gold Award in the Habitat category. This shows that kreon inti is a product that contributes to people's personal well-being and it offers the advantages of being able to work comfortably from home.
Belgium's most important design awards
Every year, Flanders DC, an organization that supports and promotes creative Flemish entrepreneurs, puts together a professional jury that selects 3 winners in 9 different categories. This year some new categories have been added and the prices are innovative as ell. In addition to the Gold Award, there is also the Silver and Bronze Award, which the jury presents. The 3 winners of the categories Business Innovation, Consumer, Crafts, Design Research, Digital Product, Environment, Graphics, Habitat and Spaces were already announced during the award ceremony in December 2021.
kreon inti wins Habitat Gold Award
From more than 400 entries, kreon inti by our Art Director, Kristof Pycke was chosen as the winner in the Habitat category. With a single downlight, the premium recessed spotlight creates two different and opposite lighting moods in the architecture. The combination of the directional spot and the downlight creates a shadowless light effect and scatters a play of light. The deep-set dome is not only transparent, but also translucent and soothing. Pycke was inspired by the decorative glass art of the 1950s. When designing this luminaire, Kirstof Pycke adhered to the characteristic and geometric design for which kreon is known: simplicity, clarity and unity. Regardless of its dual function of spreading two different light effects, inti is an innovative choice for simplicity and unity and therefore deserves a Gold Award. Moreover, inti consists of 100% recycled material and the downlight system is designed to make it easier to repair defects, replace parts and recycle.
The other two winners in this category are: the Silver Award for Space R, a circular plug-and-play solution with profiles, doors and panels by designer Roel Vandebeek and Brecht Lamote of AVC Gemino and the Bronze Award for designer Emma Terweduwe with Gradient Rug, a multifunctional jacquard woven and felted rug made from recycled deadstock material.
All award-winning designers, companies and projects are exhibited in the prestigious Henry Le Boeuf Hall at BOZAR in Brussels. The exhibition runs from February 9 to April 10, 2022 and is free to enter.