Tools For Progress is a laboratory for design and art based in Rotterdam. Inspired by architectural elements and natural landscapes, they make objects and scénographies.
Founded by architect & researcher Cédric Van Parys, and art director & graphic designer Lu Liang, Tools For Progress is celebrating the ornamentality of the minimal and the brutal. Combining innovative production techniques with craftsmanship, they re-appropriate monumental proportions and details into conceptually radical and meticulously accurate sculptures, centrepieces, wearable objects and displays. Through a functional aesthetic, contemporary character and romantic soul, their TOOLS represent luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.