WASP is the technical partner of IOUS Studio for the creation of a 3D-printed wall cladding for Milan Design Week.

For the occasion of Salone del Mobile, during Milan Design Week, IOUS Studio reached out to WASP for the creation of Fusion: a 3D printed wall cladding in ceramic created using WASP 40100 Production.

To complete their project, IOUS Studio was hosted at WASP headquarters as part of the WASP Residency Program. During that time, WASP fulfilled the role of technical partner of the project, providing IOUS Studio with access to a state-of-the-art Clay 3D Printing Farm, consisting of a series of WASP 40100 Production. This setup facilitated the efficient and rapid production of multiple customized ceramic pieces in just a matter of days.

Fusion was presented at SaloneSatellite, the prestigious exhibition dedicated to emerging design talents at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Customized Ceramic Wall Tiles through Digital Fabrication

Ceramic Additive Manufacturing is opening the doors to exciting new applications in the facade design and architecture world. Being able to customize an entire serial production of pieces has enabled artists to experiment with new approaches to wall cladding, especially through parametric and computational design.

The project Fusion by IOUS Studio is a great example of such applications. Drawing inspiration from the dynamics of the sea, Fusion captures the mesmerizing effect of shadows and reflections dancing on the water’s surface, translating them into a captivating wall cladding design.

By dividing the overall surface into smaller modules, it was possible to 3D print and later assemble a portion of the wall inside SaloneSatellite.

Each piece was 3D printed using WASP 40100 Production, the customized serial production system that enables 24/7 automated production of ceramic pieces with different designs.

WASP Residency for Ceramic 3D Printing

Since 2012, WASP has always been closely connected to the worlds of design and architecture, offering professional and trustworthy technologies to researchers and makers who wanted to delve into the newly discovered world of 3D Printing.

In 2024, WASP launched its Residency program, opening its doors and making its technologies available to architects, designers, engineers, artists, and researchers.

In order to scale up their project, IOUS Studio reached out to WASP for the use of their large scale Ceramic 3D Printing technology, becoming the first participant of the WASP Residency program.

IOUS Studio is an architecture and design firm specializing in parametric design and digital fabrication located in Rotterdam. Their work embraces emerging technologies and innovative materials with a strong focus on computational design.

Co-founded by architect and design duo Sol Sanchez Cimarelli and Agustin Ros,  their diverse and multidisciplinary background leads them to approach every project with a holistic perspective and innovative approach.

Professional Ceramic 3D Printing

Discover WASP 40100 LDM, the medium/large format ceramic 3D printer designed to print fluid-dense materials. Compatible with a wide range of optional tools that expand its capabilities, WASP 40100 LDM is the perfect tool for professional ceramic 3D printing.

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WASP 40100 LDM