The collector

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From the 30’s, Van Lint started to collect tools, for the love of their pure forms, their simplicity, their language.

Louis Van Lint inspecting a old tool

 

Louis Van Lint inspecting a old tool at an open market.

 

Some of these tools were exhibited in his studio.

Louis Van Lint in his studio, with two tools of his collection in the background.

 

Louis Van Lint in his studio, with two tools of his collection in the background.



The collection quickly became considerable and from the 70’s he exhibited a part of the collection on a wall of his living room.

Louis Van Lint in his living room. Part of his tools collection covers the wall in the background.

 

Louis Van Lint in his living room. Part of his tools collection covers the wall in the background.



The collection has triggered the curiosity of painting collectors or friends as the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Hergé, Marcel Stal, Henry Simons, Thomas Neirynck and many others.

Louis Van Lint talking with the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, holding the tool he just received from him.
Louis Van Lint with the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg
Courtesy of the Grand Ducal Family