Studio Merle Bergers


Bespoke scent making

Merle is a conceptual designer working with scent as a material to tell stories. Stories about where we come from and where we'd like to go. Scent might seem to be invisible, it finds a direct translation in our body and our brain. A translation that can be made very tangible by our own associations, individual and collective..

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Lingua Planta

For a very long time now humans have placed themselves above other species. Relatively new research has shown plants do communicate and are exchanging complex information with each other, with insects, animals, even humans.

This is the language of scent; Lingua Planta. 

Lingua Planta offers plant lovers a new perspective on greenery with these molecular build perfumes with essential oils that come from nature. A journey of attention has been put into finding the finest aromatics to ensure a high-quality product that is also friendly to earth. 


What's in a tear

What if a spectrum of emotions could be captured?

I discovered how to extract the minerals from tears and transform these into a pearl thing I call tear stones. This physical manifestation of the transmutation of matter is then set in a piece of jewelry. In this way you can capture tears at a special moment and keep them with you as a timeless reminder of a story once lived. The project was based on the way we deal with tears in public. How we are sometimes embarrassed by a thing that is actually shows we are human, dealing with emotion just like everybody else. I believe in showing these emotions we can find a way to connect and empathize with each other.



Ritual can help us reconnect with ourselves, one another and our eco-systems. Candles have been burned since ancient times to find comfort during changes in our lives. This is why Merle Bergers designed this handmade ceramic object to bring solace in a time of many ecological transformations.

A powerful, smokey scent with  the odour of a smoldering forest fire is slowly wrapped in the soothing energy of cedarwood and olibanum. The warming fumes of resinous materials and ambrette seeds are known to have a calming effects on human beings. 



Previous work done in and outside Design Academy Eindhoven 2013-2018