Nov.10, 2013

Project Egg is about 3D printing, the power of sharing and co-creating. Launched by Dutch designer Michiel van der Kley, Project Egg is a spacious building, consisting of 4,760 3D-printed 'stones'. With Project Egg, Michiel is trying to create a new way of working, producing and sharing.

Material: PLA
Dimensions: 500 (L) x 400 (D) x 300 (H) cm

The designer is inviting everyone with a desktop 3D printer to be part of a new and widely spread factory to print a stone. You can submit the info about your printer and maximum print bed size. The project team will then send you an STL of the stone. Once you finish printing, you send the stone back.

Images: Project Egg

Image: Spaceworkers - Parades - Portugal

All stones are unique. The image below shows the first 3D printed stone, number 4010, printed by Hrvoje Petrovic from Croatia:

You can also choose to be a contributor to adopt a stone for €8 or €15 (with your name).

The outcome of Project Egg, one of the first 3D printed buildings is first to be shown in Milan during the Furniture Fair in April 2014.

Watch below two videos of Michiel van der Kley's presentation at Arup, Amsterdam.

Part 1 – project EGG – About why, inspiration and the first steps in 3D printing:

part 2 – project EGG – About the birth of the idea, the community and the joy of it:

Thanks to MyMatics for the tip!

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Matt wrote at 12/10/2014 5:16:32 PM:

Hi I am a student from the UK and really into 3d printing. We got a 3D at Uni which I use a lot. Are you still after stones?

Timothy S. wrote at 11/11/2013 11:45:58 AM:

Are we getting paid for the plastic?

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