michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014
 
michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014 michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014
oct 20, 2014

michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014

michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014
all images courtesy of michiel van der kley

 

 

 

project EGG‘ is made from 4,760 individuated pieces, which have been made by hundreds of desktop 3D-printers from all over the world, serving as an example of co-created DIY collaboration. conceived and organized by furniture designer michiel van der kley, the irregular ellipsoid form measures roughly 5 x 4 x 3 meters, and is being exhibited for dutch design week 2014 in eindhoven until october 26.

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

the ellipsoid structure is made from 4,760 unique pieces

 

 

 

each of the 4,760 ‘stones’ is made of PLA (polylactide) plastic, a material which is both biodegradable and commonly used for 3D printing technology. the construction allows for limited material usage, with pieces attached by custom hexagonal screws.

 

supporters to the project participated by either printing a stone on their own machine, or otherwise by ‘adopting’ a stone through financial contribution.

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

the form provides a taller opening for entry on one end, as well as a horizontal viewing aperture on the other

 

 

 

project EGG results from over two years of experimentation by the dutch designer with 3D printing technology. over the coming two years, studio michiel van der kley intends to show the pavilion all over the globe, while simultaneously advancing research and continuing exploration for movement forward. specifically, the team hopes to develop a similar pavilion with a material suitable for an outdoor setting.

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

the depth of the ‘stones’ creates a dynamic play of light and shadow

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

floor pieces feature extra bracing on their interior for added strength

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

custom hexagonal screws unite the individual ‘stones’

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

designer michiel van der kley occupies ‘project EGG’

michiel van der kley project egg dutch design week 2014 designboom

the fabrication team adds the final touches

 

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