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.
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.