BIOTIC is an ongoing research project and material archive. In this material research microbes are used to grow a biological material. This material is made of bacterial cellulose.
Bacterial cellulose is made using yeast and bacteria in a fermentation process. Each bacterial cellulose sheet has a different translucency and colour, as the growing process is unpredictable. After the growing process Studio Lionne van Deursen 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.
The studio's first application of the material is a collection of table lamps. The collection LUNA is a follow-up of the research project BIOTIC. During the growing process nuances arise in the material which influence the translucency of the dried material. This makes each lamp unique.