Studio Lionne van Deursen is a material research and product design studio. The studio gives insight in the possibilities of new developed materials. An ongoing project is a research to a material created by living microorganisms. In the studio this organically grown material is developed and each product is handmade.
During fermentation bacteria spin nano fibers of cellulose and produce a layer on the surface. This biofilm is a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast, also known as SCOBY. This biofilm becomes a solid material when dried. It’s biodegradable, strong, has a high flexibility and can easily be shaped and folded in any desired shape.
The grown material is only dyed with sustainable dyes like natural pigments and dyes obtained from fruit and vegetables.