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Studio Lionne Van Deursen

Material Designer

The Netherlands

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Studio Lionne van Deursen is a material research and product design studio. The studio focuses on experimental research, to give insight in the possibilities of new materials. An on going project is a research to a material made of bacterial cellulose. In 2019 the studio was founded after Lionne van Deursen graduated in spatial and graphic design.

BIOTIC

BIOTIC

BIOTIC is an ongoing research project and material archive. In this material, research microbes are used to grow biological material. This material is made of bacterial cellulose. Bacterial cellulose is a material made using yeast and bacteria in a fermentation process.

During the growing process, nuances arise in the material which influences the colour and translucency of the bacterial cellulose sheets. After the growing process, the studio experimented with different natural plant dyes and dyes made from fruit waste, to see how these dyes can affect the colour and texture of the material.

Imperfect Perfection is a research project that gives insight in the possibilities of grown materials. This grown material is made of bacterial cellulose and is created by bacteria and yeast in a fermentation process. During the growing process nuances arise in the material which influence the translucency of the dried material. After the growing process the studio experimented with different natural plant dyes and dyes made from fruitwaste, to see how these dyes can affect the colour and texture of the material. This study resulted in a collection of fabrics with different colours, translucency and textures.


The collection LUNA is a follow up of the research project BIOTIC. The studio’s first application of the material is a collection of table lamps. Each bacterial cellulose sheet has a different translucency and colour, as the growing process is unpredictable. This makes each lamp unique.