Places & Spaces | Lionel Sonkes Optical Shop by Nicolas Schuybroek

Famed optician Lionel Sonkes’ reputation of high-end, custom-made spectacles has filtered into the interior of the new Sonkes Lunetterie, designed by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects.

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Founding his own practice in 2011, Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek has collaborated with interior designer Marc Merckx to create the new Sonkes Lunetterie, completed early in the year in Brussels, Belgium.

The beautifully simple facade paves the way for an minimalist interior that is filled with an air of masculine sophistication. Luxurious materials such as white Carrara marble, grey-white brushed oak, dark leather and bronze are combined with rich oak parquetry floors, bespoke furniture and soft lighting to create an elegant, yet warm and comfortable environment that pays homage to the 20 year long history of Lionel Sonkes.