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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. All Lingua Planta products are all hand-blended in the Netherlands, artisanally made with natural essential oils, ecologic where possible and with our love for nature and all things natural in our mind, heart, and noses.


Founder Merle Bergers experienced the the inter-connectedness of plants and trees, insects and bigger animals firsthand by growing up in a small forest in the east of the Netherlands. During her studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven she grew more and more fascinated by the possible reality of plant communication. Nourished through books by the likes of forester ecologist Peter Wohlleben and writer/biologist Robin Wall Kimmerer she went on a journey to dig deep into the matter of plants fragrant messages. Inspired by the volatiles plants use to communicate Lingua Planta has its roots deep down in scientific research but found an aesthetic translation in perfumes.

Merle Bergers, conceptual designer based in de Bilt, Utrecht, the Netherlands. E-mail me at

2023: student under master natural perfumer Mandy Aftel

Plant Fever - Lingua Planta - Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden

Understory - Lingua Planta - Dutch Design Week

What's in a Tear - Museum Jan 

2022: Museum tot Zover - What’s in a Tear in permanent collection

Lingua Planta - Plant Fever - Museum für Gestaltung Zürich 

Microbiota to go - Embassy of Food - Dutch Design Week 

Nominated for a Dutch Design Award

hosted workshops - Botanical retreat - Villa Lena with Evalie Wagner

2021: Museum tot Zover - Dutch Death Design

Lingua Planta - Masterly the Hague

Lingua Planta - Object Rotterdam 

Cube Museum - (Re)design death with What’s in a Tear

CID Grand Hornu - Plant Fever with Lingua Planta

London Design Festival - Mycota

2020: Cube Museum - (Re)design death

CID Grand Hornu - Plant Fever with Lingua Planta

Yksi Eindhoven - DDW exhibition

Participant of Object Rotterdam

Participant in Emergence magazine course -

A deep dive into spiritual ecology

2019: Object Rotterdam - launched Lingua Planta

Lingua Planta exhibited at gallery Neus

Materia - Barcelona exhibited What’s in a Tear

Scent performances and lecturer Neuhaus -

Nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam

Material Connections - London Design Festival

Dutch Design Week exhibition at Driving Dutch Design

Participant of Driving Dutch Design

Food designer at Foodcurators

Founded studio Merle Bergers

2018: Graduated cum laude from Design Academy

Minors in textile and ceramics

Dutch Design Week - G18 Graduation show

Dutch Design Week - Agri Meets Design

Participant in Mad International Summer school of Design

Participant of artist residency Made Labs - Syracusa


Mediamatic lecturer during Biotalks

Internship at Foodcurators - Rotterdam

Tummy Talks - Bochum

Dutch Design Week - Bizarre Sound Creatures

Participant Paris Design Week - Thinking food design

Participant Eat Shit exhibition Salone del Mobile Milan


Living and working in Paris, Milan, London and Tokyo before

studying at DAE and graduating with honors.


Residence magazine

Elle decoration

Vogue living



Volkskrant magazine

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