The world is definitely becoming a small village where a spark of creativity from one person can easily travel worldwide. Starting with one inspiring designer, Michiel van der Kley, and reaching out to many others, Project EGG is finally ready to travel the world. With a new way of thinking new possibilities are always emerging.
Fabricated from 4760 small, distinct, 3D printed stones, Project EGG introduces a new method for construction. Such innovative designs are considered milestones for future building methods and collaborations. Constructed from PLA, a new re-usable and biodegradable material, the 5 x 4 x 3 meters structure is made by the community. Hundreds of co-creators from different countries had the chance of “adopting” a stone; shifting the boundaries of any conventional construction method.
This pavilion is a poetic play on light and shadow; its organic smooth form is explained by Michiel van der Kley as “Many small elements together forming a large structure, as in the objects from nature. The possibilities of desktop 3D-printing when you see a large object as the total of many small elements are limitless”.
The designer did not only show off the possibilities of 3D-printing, but he made it possible for a worldwide collaboration. Within the structure one will experience of both space and emptiness simultaneously. Project EGG is a statement of how strong unity could be, from one stone, to an entire pavilion space, one stone at a time.