The foundation of Merle's interest is a deep urge to understand the nature of ourselves and our role in this world, how we interact with other species, plants, micro-organisms in our gut, etc. Merle Bergers sees her role as a designer to pivot the way we deal with the relationships with other 'invisible' realms, in science and nature. She tries to get to know these worlds thoroughly with the help of scientists and other professionals and then explain my findings via the use of (interactive) design.

After living and working abroad as a model in Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan I felt the urge to make the choice to rekindle my own ambitions. I got admitted at Design Academy Eindhoven and studied in the department of man & food, a department specializing in a kind of autonomous conceptual and holistic design. I love to make work that evokes empathy or connects people to each other, other species, micro-organisms or plants alike.


2020: Cube Museum

          Plant Fever - Grand Hornu

          Yksi Eindhoven 

2019: Object Rotterdam

          Exhibition at Neus, gallery in Nijmegen

          Materia - Barcelona

          Scent performances at Neuhaus, Nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam

          Material Connections - London Design Festival

          Dutch Design Week exhibition at Driving Dutch Design

2018: G18 at the Campina - Dutch Design Week.

          Agri Meets Design - Dutch Design Week 

          Mad International Summer school of Design

          Made Labs - Syracuse

2017: Mediamatic lecture Biotalks

          Internship at Foodcurators, Rotterdam

2016:Tummy Talks - Bochum

         Bizarre Sound Creatures - Dutch Design Week

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Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Do It Ourselves: A new mentality in Dutch Design, book by Jeroen Junte. Publications in Vogue living, Dezeen, Elle Decor, Mister Motley, Arts Thread, Trouw, de Volkskrant, Radio 1, Mold magazine etc.


©2018 by Merle Bergers Studio.