OUR NEWEST DESIGN: Di-Fiore, nature-inspired 4D-printed lamp
Di-Fiore is a nature-inspired 4D-printed lamp in the shape of a dynamic flower. It is designed using a tensegrity structure with petals that open and close due to the deformation of wires made of a Nickel-Titanium shape memory alloy (SMA).
The SMA wires are inserted into the Di-Fiore lamp petals. When the light bulbs are turned on (heating phase), they contract, opening the petals. Similarly, when the light bulbs are turned off, the wires recover their initial shape and the petals close.
This unprecedented 4D-printed eco-sustainable lamp is 4D printed using only recycled nylon and PLA filaments, with the exception of the SMA wires.