Egg Plates



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In the project ‘how do you like your eggs’ the content becomes container, an egg cup is produced from discarded eggs. It explores the extraordinary materiality of an ordinary item of consumption.

There is an ambiguity in the symbolism of the egg which embodies on the one hand the beginning of life and on the other became swallowed up in cheap consumption.

To address this shift of value and to generate awareness for the waste of eggs on an many scales but also for the consumption habits of the individual, in the project ‘how do you like your eggs’ expired egg whites and shells are thermoformed into bio-plastic cups with zero additives. In todays context traditional non degradable plastics are highly problematic, especially because of our throw-away culture; opposed to that in this project a new, fully degradable bioplastic is used to create a narrative about consumption and waste. This can be seen as a novel approach of how plastic can be a conveyor of meaning rather than a pollutant.