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    Our brands and their origin

    It started with a desire that couldn’t be denied any longer: It was 1987 and we were hungry. Hungry for a different pair of glasses. And we were fired up to get to work.

    Together with Patrick Hoet (designer and anagram namesake of ‘Theo’) we decided to create original eyewear for our shops in Antwerp and Bruges.

    The first Theo models launched made a bit of a splash and enthusiasm is contagious! Colleagues were soon asking whether they too could sell Theo in their shops. Little by little and country by country, Theo won over more hearts. This had an impact on us of course. It encouraged us to continue on our chosen path.

    We were increasingly determined to design glasses that always incorporate a touch of humour, individuality and a certain edge. And we’ve stayed true to this vision.

    After all, our goal has never changed. Together with the Theo optician, to offer the glasses-wearer an unforgettable experience.

    Now, a good 25 years later, we are tremendously proud to be able to collaborate worldwide with a select group of individual opticians who have embraced Theo and who in turn, bring our love for design, originality and quality to their customers.

    But our story doesn’t end here. Theo continues to grow into a platform where designers of all kinds (glasses, fashion, furniture, etc) can work in synergy with a small army of enthusiastic employees in our warehouse in Antwerp. The drive to keep on inspiring and surprising is simply in our DNA. That and our love for our fans. Theo (really) does love you.


    Anne et Valentin is a brand born from the wild dream of two opticians from Toulouse, France. The couple, looking for graphic and original frames for their friends, decided to create what they couldn’t find. Today, still driven by fierce independence and a familial state of mind, Anne et Valentin continue to develop a vision that embodies research, fuelled by the highest standards and their love for the object itself.


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    J.F. REY is an independent designer of high-end optical and sunglass frames. Founded in France by Jean-François Rey in the 90s, the brand cultivates a distinctive style and explores aesthetic universes beyond the standard. It places particular importance on precision, finish and the use of innovative, durable materials.


    Francis Klein is a family-run business, designer frames for eyeglasses, created by optician Francis Klein and his wife Michèle. They realised glasses had become true fashion accessories, so they decided to stand out from the market by launching their own original collection. Today, their two daughters Dixie and Betty continue to develop the business’ reputation in a Parisian showroom. If the brand is rejuvenated, its core values remain the same: craftsmanship, elegance and creativity.

    Theo Eyewear logo

    Anne & Valentin Eyewear logo

    Turning her childhood dream into reality, Sabine Be, a former optician, fond of colours and different materials, decided to launch her own brand. Each one of her frames reflects her playfulness. Fresh and unique designs, extra-vibrant colour choices, dedication to focal detail… the polished aesthetics is all handmade in France.


    Kilsgaard Eyewear’s design philosophy revolves around simplicity, clean lines, and functionality. The frames are characterised by their understated elegance, often featuring slim, lightweight designs that prioritize comfort and wearability. The brand draws inspiration from Danish design principles, emphasizing the importance of form following function, resulting in eyewear that seamlessly blends into everyday life.

    Kilsgaard Eyewear is a Danish eyewear brand known for its elegant, minimalist, and Scandinavian-inspired designs. Founded in 2008 by Betina and Lars Linnet, the brand has gained recognition for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics.

    Quality materials are at the heart of Kilsgaard’s production, with frames primarily crafted from acetate, aluminium, and titanium. This focus on premium materials ensures both durability and a contemporary, minimalist appearance.

    Kilsgaard Eyewear appeals to those who appreciate the fusion of Danish design principles, impeccable craftsmanship, and the flexibility to tailor their glasses to their unique taste. The brand’s commitment to timelessness and simplicity ensures that each pair remains a classic accessory, suitable for any occasion. Kilsgaard’s eyewear reflects a commitment to quality and design that has made it a favourite among those who seek elegant, functional, and versatile eyewear.

    Theo Eyewear logo

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    Fashion, innovation and quality are the values that inspire and guide Kaleos, but it is the brand’s creative structure that makes it stand out and ensures its success.

    Thanks to her wealth of experience in fashion, creative director Claudia Brotons brings the knowledge, intuition and ‘savoir faire’ that a luxury brand like Kaleos represents. With Claudia at the creative helm and with her guidance, the Kaleos Studio engineering team, in collaboration with the world’s leading manufacturers, designs pieces, assemblies, unique acetates and exclusive lens colours for the brand.

    Every six months, Claudia performs a creative and logistical miracle by bringing a new collection of surprising, eclectic designs to the market, setting trends and transcending preconceived notions of style. Top quality pieces with complex constructions, each one takes over a year and a half to complete. Unique glasses that combine contemporary taste with functionality; assembled and moulded by hand.

    Since 2013, Kaleos has single-handedly redefined glasses as an accessory thanks to its unbeatable level of quality and meticulous attention to detail.


    l.a.Eyeworks began on September 9, 1979 when Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi opened a single storefront on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The original whim for this adventure? To challenge the prevailing norms of eyewear with proposals for a new, provocative revelation of the face.

    More than four decades and hundreds of frame designs later, l.a.Eyeworks remains a privately owned house of optical imagination, encompassing two namesake retail stores in Los Angeles and a wholesale company that channels its influential designs to a global network of independent opticians and retailers.

    Theo Eyewear logo

    Anne & Valentin Eyewear logo

    The first Vinylize frame was carved by hand from a 12″ Creedence Clearwater Revival album and held together with cigar box hinges. In 2000, Zachary Tipton hit the road to find a way to manufacture frames made from records. In 2004 he joined forces with his brother Zoltan and they established their own factory. Today every Vinylize frame is handmade in the European Union. Currently over three tons of records are processed yearly into eyewear and accessories, but our goal remains the same: to make exceptional eyewear that speaks for itself.