Virtual Design Festival

Imperfect Perfection for VDF x Ventura Projects

Imperfect Perfection lighting range is made using bacteria

Studio Lionne van Deursen is presenting a material research project and lighting range made using bacteria for VDF x Ventura Projects.

Exhibitor: Studio Lionne van Deursen
Project title: Imperfect Perfection

Studio Lionne van Deursen is a material research and product design studio.

The studio is introducing its Imperfect Perfection research project during the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration, in which it has created leather-like sheets of bacterial cellulose.

Bacteria cellulose is a biodegradable material made using yeast and bacteria. As the making process is unpredictable, every sheet has a different colour and translucency.

The studio's first application of the material is in a range of Imperfect Perfection lamps, for which it is used to diffuse the light source. Each lamp is unique, and the variations of each sheet is enhanced using natural pigments.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at