We would love to invite everyone in the Benelux to join us for ‘Talks & Tapas‘ and welcome you into the fun and inspiring world of Four Design®.

(Details of the events are listed below)

Location:

Four Design Showroom

Thonissenlaan 18

B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium

Your contact:

Jean A.V. Loos

+32 477 53 16 54

jal@fourdesign.dk

Tuesday May 22

“Light at Work”

– Presentation by Charlotte de Reu, Marketing Manager, Luctra

19.00 WELCOME – drinks and tasty refreshments served in the kitchen

19.30 Talk by  Charlotte de Reu

From Luctra: LUCTRA® is the brand for good working light in the office or at home. Our goal is to provide every user with the best possible light anywhere at any time.
LUCTRA® is a brand of the long-established German company DURABLE,
which has been dedicated to professional work for almost a century. We are a diversified international team of individuals. What unites us is our passion for this product and the knowledge that with LUCTRA® we are offering genuine added value.

In FOUR DESIGN showroom, we would like to hold a presentation about the light at work and the importance of good lighting conditions at the workplace

1) The importance of lighting for human beings

2) What is the impact of artificial light on the well-being and productivity of employees?

3) Clinical study of the effect of light by Dr. Dieter Kunz

Wednesday  May 23

“Bringing Happiness to The Workplace with Technology”

– Presentation by Erik De Keersmaecker, SEDUS

19.00 WELCOME – drinks and tasty refreshments served in the kitchen
19.30 Presentation by Erik De Keersmaecker

Sedus Stoll is one of the pioneers in the office furniture industry when it comes to CSR, or Corporate Social Responsibility. It was the first European office furniture company to receive the EMAS certificate in 1995, but it also subscribes the Global Compact agreements of the United Nations, and it publishes a GRI report about its CSR efforts.

Thursday, May 24 

“Parish Churches, Then & Now”
Presentation by Architect Roel de Ridder

19.00 Welcome – drinks and tasty refreshments served in the kitchen
19.30 Presentation by Roel de Ridder

Roel De Ridder’s lecture will address the public character of parish churches: then, now and especially the near future in consideration. Parish churches in Flanders are quickly becoming commodities. They are no longer exclusively owned, let alone used by, public actors such as church boards and municipalities. Therefore, the church buildings’ publicness is not self-evident anymore.

De Ridder will explain a couple of perspectives on the typical parish church and its role(s) in 21st-century city centers, suburban districts and small villages. These perspectives will tackle the architectural, the social and the pastoral aspects of church buildings, as well as the relevant planning issues. By doing so, De Ridder tries to unlock the parish churches’ (public) potential, even when the buildings are not (solely) used as church buildings anymore.

Roel De Ridder (1982) is a researcher and a tutor at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University, Belgium. He is also a lecturer of architectural theory and a tutor at the Faculty of Architecture at KU Leuven (in Brussels and Ghent). He attained a doctoral degree, with a dissertation on The Public Performance of the Parish Church, at Hasselt University (2013). His current research focuses on supporting municipalities and church boards in developing and implementing policies and new architectural schemes regarding the future of church buildings. Since 2012, he is artistic director of the architecture organisation Architectuurwijzer vzw (Hasselt-Genk, Belgium).