From the 30’s, Van Lint started to collect tools, for the love of their pure forms, their simplicity, their language.
Some of these tools were exhibited in his studio.
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 with the Grand Duke Jean of LuxembourgCourtesy of the Grand Ducal Family
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.