The Easter Bunny is not the only one who loves the egg, a universal symbol of spring and new birth. Architects, designers and artists also find inspiration in the humble, organic shape. In celebration of Spring, Easter, and Earth Day we bring you these amazing designs.
Japanese architect Kotaro Ide created this private, UFO/Egg-shaped house called “Shell” in the woods close to Karuizawa, where is nests like an egg in the surrounding forest.
The iconic Egg Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This organically shaped chair is now synonymous with Danish furniture design throughout the world. Because of the unique shape, the Egg guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces, and the Egg – with or without ottoman – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home.
The Rotator bathtub from Ron Arad swivels on a axle to become a shower cabin, confirming the notion that good design and Feng Shui decoration is essential for truly holistic well-being.
Franc Grom spends months at time carving these exquisite designs from real eggs. Inspired by traditional Slovenian designs, Grom’s work ranges from asymmetrical botanical motifs to cutouts that glow brilliantly when illuminated from the inside. In some works, the remaining bits of eggshell that connect one part of a design to another are little more than a millimeter wide.