World’s first 3D one-pieced printed soft-tub printed: The Sessilia.

The Sessilia

Plunge into the future of bathing: the Sessilia, the world’s first 3D-printed bathtub printed in one piece. A pure Dutch design that is inspired by the sea. The unique soft-tub is made of thermoplastic (meltable) rubber. The material feels naturally, it moves with the shape of the body.

Barnacle

Sessilia is inspired by the sea and takes its name from the barnacle, a crustacean animal. The high edge of the bath creates a relaxed private atmosphere, which is enhanced by the changing shades of blue.

The first Sessilia was successfully introduced recently during the ISH novelty show in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein and can be seen in the Dekker Trend Center. The project is an initiative of Dekker Zevenhuizen, in collaboration with Triboo.

Dekker has already presented water-saving faucets and circular kitchen tops. For the need to create a better world, this Dutch Design prototype of soft-tub Sessilia was invented for bathrooms. Sessilia is expected to be available in various colours and sizes in 2020.

Design

A robotic arm with a 3D print head printed the bath in 24 hours, at a speed of 15 cm per second. Sessilia consists of more than 500 layers and is double-walled for extra insulation, sturdiness and comfort. The design is by ir. Eliza Noordhoek, teacher Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. She is also part of the start-up 3D Robot Printing.