Project EGG Small pavilion

3D Printing Design Award Winner.
Awarded Platinum for Good 3D Printed Forms and Products Design.

Project EGG Small pavilion
by Michiel van der Kley

  • Awarded April 15, 2019
  • CLIENT: studio michiel van der kley
  • 17.014

Project EGG is the largest community 3D printed object to date. Hundreds of people form all around the world 3D printed a stone, together forming this unique pavilion. Every 'stone' is unique and different. in return everyone that collaborated in this way got their name in the stone. An object like EGG would have never been made 'the old way'. The building itself is constructed with 4760 stones that are all different. Not one is the same as the other.

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Project EGG Small pavilion

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Project EGG Small pavilion

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Project EGG Small pavilion

Michiel van der Kley

Designer of Project EGG Small pavilion


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Interview with Michiel van der Kley on Project EGG Small pavilion

What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
To make an object that can only be 3D printed. I did so not only by designing an object consisting of 4760 unique stones, but also by working together with hundreds of 3D printers from all around the world
What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
To make an object that can only be 3D printed. I did so not only by designing an object consisting of 4760 unique stones, but also by working together with hundreds of 3D printers from all around the world
What are your future plans for this award winning design?
I want to move on in the field of 3D printing. I'm doing a bridge now, 3D printed in concrete and other projects like that will emerge
What made you design this particular type of work?
I wanted to see where 3D printing could bring us and what it could bring us
How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
It doen't mean anything apart form the slight resemblance to an egg
What is the most unique aspect of your design?
The fact that i cooperated with hundreds of makers form all around the world and the fact that it can only be 3D printed
What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
The organising of everything was a blast. Apart from that it was a big thrill
What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
In a lot of ways. In future projects I will try and lean on that expertise I have now

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