How do you like your eggs?

Basse Stittgen

Every year the world’s 6.4 billion chickens lay around 1.1 trillion eggs. A third of all those eggs are lost or wasted because eggs have only a short shelf life and because their fragile shell does not always survive handling and transportation.

In his How Do You Like Your Eggs? project Basse Stittgen made eggcups from discarded eggs, exploring the extraordinary materiality of an ordinary foodstuff and emphasising the ambiguous symbolism of the egg, which both embodies the beginning of life and is swallowed up by cheap mass consumption. 

Basse Stittgen takes a multidisciplinary approach to tackling today’s problems. Through design, he strips objects of any artifice, working on pure explanations of our problems.

This object is part of the Design by Nature collection of Museum de Fundatie. On this page you will find more information about this exhibition and you can visit it digitally via a video tour.