"With Loft I wanted to create something unique. A place where you are surprised and amazed.
With unique handmade glasses." - Tom Buysse I Founder LOFT
Loft was founded in 2016 by Tom Buysse. Tom grew up between frames and sunglasses, he became very passionate about the small world of optics. Quite early on, he went abroad in search of inspiration. In Paris and Milan Tom speaks for the first time with designers and the idea grows to start something new himself.
In 2016, he finally opened Loft with his first store in Ghent, out of love for the city. He resolutely goes for innovation: with a vision to offer a unique and carefully chosen selection of glasses that is distinctive on the one hand, but above all still unknown to the general public.
More recently, Loft Amsterdam opened its doors in March 2021. The charming corner building in Utrechtsestraat exudes 100% Loft DNA: warm, inviting and with a love of aesthetics.
In 2019, Loft opens a second location in Antwerp.
This store becomes MASUNAGA's first flagship store.
Masunaga is the oldest eyewear manufacturer in Fukui - Japan.
October 2022 - The very first 'Loft Handmade Eyewear' Collection is a fact. A 2-year search for the most beautiful colors and most sustainable materials led to a beautiful collection of 15 shapes in 3 colours.
August 2023 - The fourth Loft location opens in Kortrijk. A surprising interior with our familiar concept and range of handmade glasses.
We want to make the world of cool, sustainable eyewear accessible to all. Eyewear made in workshops (not sweatshops), by hand and with love for the traditional craftsmanship.
Our mission is to take people out of their comfort zone. We know how important it is that you get the right advice from someone who truly cares and wants to ensure you walk away happily. Glasses are one of the most rewarding products to make a difference.
Craftsmanship and quality
At Loft, we invest in collaborations with real experts.
Designers with a passion for design, who respect traditional techniques and craftsmanship. However, who are also continuously looking for more sustainable solutions, without compromising the quality their brands stand for.
We believe it is important that you can walk into Loft, knowing you will take home a beautifully made, innovative, and high-quality product.
More than an optician
Eye tests and repairs of your glasses are only the starting point of the service you can expect here at Loft. We pride ourselves on the sincere advice and experience of our team. Choosing eyewear is an important moment and we understand that.
You can expect a warm living room showcasing our optics.
The homely atmosphere is essential. We want to get to know you better. Only then can we really understand which glasses would suit you perfectly.
When you enter Loft, our long table invites you to take a seat. We show you what is new, what strengthens your character, and is complementary to your taste.
We show different designs and let you travel through the styles of France, Sweden, Japan, and Germany.
You will also find a unique selection of cheerful children's glasses for children.
Meet the team
Tom-Initiator of Loft
Lisa -The eyewear herofrom Loft Gent
Linda-The eyewear herofrom Loft Antwerp