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The 'Puddy' lamp is available in four colours | Photo source ZM Design Lab

Italian design lab creates a fully-sustainable 3D-printed lamp

Architecture & Design

The table lamp is printed with natural filament made from various types of wood combined with a bioplastic produced from renewable resources

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Spotted: Italian studio ZM Design Lab has designed a 100 per cent sustainable 3D-printed lamp. Named the ‘Puddy’, the portable table lamp is rechargeable, and boasts a uniquely designed joint that allows the user to adjust the light to their desired direction.

The Puddy is made from a unique blend of 40 per cent grinded wood particles combined with bioplastic produced from renewable resources. An LED module, an aluminium base, and five 3D-printed parts make up the structure, which is designed to allow easy assembly and disassembly. There are no screws or surface cuts at the joint, but rather a double pair of magnets.

The name ‘Puddy’ is a combination of ‘Paddy’ and ‘Buddy’. ‘Paddy’ pays homage to the conical hats that rice farmers wear in Southeast Asia – the lamp’s design resembles these hats. ‘Buddy’, refers to the fact the lamp is designed to be like a buddy: durable and reliable.

ZM Design Lab explains that it “designed the Puddy lamp to avoid any printing supports and therefore to limit our production waste as much as possible. Once printed, the components are ready without adding any chemical colouring additives and paints for assembly.”

A campaign for the Puddy has been launbched on Kickstarter, and the lamp is available to order for an early price of €189 with delivery estimated for April 2022.

Other 3D-printed innovations spotted by Springwise include 3D-printed homeware made from food waste, and 3D-printed liveable sculptures.

Written By: Katrina Lane



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