"Delicious waffles and chocolate prepared with love – that’s what Belgium is famous for, right? Not exactly. For a while now, Belgium also stands for trendy lights that not only look great, but also have compelling inner values.
State-of-the-art LEDs that feel equally at home in a cosy attic apartment or in the hippest club in the city. Because they save space, preserve resources, and offer a greater quality of life. And that is exactly what we at Wever & Ducré want. Where do we get our inspiration? From people like you who share our passion for beautiful things and who attach just as much importance to appealing design as to high-quality construction. Sounds good? Then keep reading. The newest highlights are waiting for you.
Every story needs a starting point. Ours began in the early 80's, when a handful of young Belgians decided to start a lighting company. In the middle of the Mecca of international light design: Roeselare, Belgium. So far, so good. But what name should they give to this new company? This is an issue in Belgium, since it has several official languages, including Flemish and French. The founders of the company didn’t want to choose one or the other, so there was only one option left: The name had to fit phonetically into both worlds. During their lively discussions on the topic, the young entrepreneurs then chanced upon a document that would play a decisive role in the company’s history: a roadmap, as it were, that explained in five points how to be successful in life – through hard work (WErklust), trust (VERtrouwen), and enthusiasm ( ENthousiasme ), combined with courage (DUrf) and the necessary dose of creativity (CREativiteit). This is our foundation and it has been our company philosophy, from then until now."
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