sebastian aumer makes the eggo stool directly from egg shells
all images courtesy of sebastian aumer
german designer sebastian aumer has built the ‘eggo!’ stool using recycled pieces of egg shell. 70% of the structure incorporates the unusual material, while the legs are constructed from customized bits of wood, making each one varied and individual looking. the small furniture piece is fully decomposable as it is made from using only environmentally friendly ingredients such as casein, vinegar and starch. the form itself offers a sense of contrast to the appearance of an egg, as the design is symmetrical and angular.
the stool incorporates recycled egg shells into its structure
in reference to easter time, the eggs were collected from local bakeries, which would have otherwise thrown the discarded material away. the project can be colored in multiple ways and was accompanied by a vast amount of experiments and research, using at least 1000 eggs per stool and baked in a large oven for two hours to achieve a high enough bond in the material.
the legs are made using customized pieces of wood
the size and shape of the furniture is a direct contrast to what it’s made of
collecting left over eggs from local bakeries
a bag full of eggs!
construction process: washing and filtering the eggs
mixing ingredients and putting them into a form
the material needs to be baked in a large oven for two hours