In 2019 Lionne van Deursen graduated in spatial and graphic design at AKV. St. Joost. After she graduated she started Studio Lionne van Deursen to focus on material research and product design. The studio focuses on experimental research, to give insight in the possibilities of new materials. At the moment she focuses on a material made of bacterial cellulose.
As a designer you get more responsibilities when it comes to sustainability. Applying new techniques create new materials that can replace conventional materials. It's not only about sustainable materials, but also about the use of a sustainable production process. In the studio, an organically grown material is developed and the products are handmade. During the design process, the material is used as efficiently as possible, leaving minimal waste of the grown material. The grown material is dyed with natural pigments.