WASP is the technical partner of Paolo Castelli Spa in the creation of Haibu, an innovative project featuring light, 3D printing, and the functional versatility of stoneware.

On the occasion of the 2024 edition of Salone del Mobile, Paolo Castelli Spa presented a unique 3D printed ceramic suspension lamp named 'Haibu', an innovative project featuring light, 3D printing, and the functional versatility of stoneware. These lampshades were 3D printed by WASP using their large-scale LDM 3D printers, successfully translating the designer's concept into a real product through computational design. Haibu Suspension is part of the Acquerello Collection and is available in two versions, either more elongated and taper-shaped or lower and wider.
Pushing the Boundaries of Large-Scale Ceramic 3D Printing
When Paolo Castelli Spa reached out to WASP, the challenge was to find a way to translate the idea of an interwoven hive into a tangible and reproducible product. Through computational design, a parametric model optimized for LDM 3D printing was created, allowing the initial concept to take physical form. The manufacturing of the ceramic lamps was carried out by WASP using two of its large-scale LDM 3D printers: WASP 40100 LDM and WASP 3MT LDM.
To achieve the desired effect and size for the lamps, the computational model that was developed pushed the boundaries of LDM 3D printing, depositing a significant portion of the material completely in mid-air. As the material is printed and dried, it spontaneously falls back on itself, thus creating a pattern of slits that allow gentle beams of light to escape. The result is a warm and welcoming design, that invites people to experience moments of relaxation in the open air.
Sustainability and Cutting-edge technology at Salone del Mobile 2024
Haibu Suspension was first presented at Salone del Mobile 2024 in Milan. As stated by its designer, Vittorio Paradiso, an important goal in the creation of Haibu was to create a product that was not only innovative but also sustainable in both its materials and production. Being made entirely of ceramic, the pendant lamps are crafted from natural materials, making them an eco-friendly choice that minimizes pollution.

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