Eggs represent life in its various stages of development. An egg symbolizes hope, rebirth, inspiration, resurrection etc. Early myth makers considered eggs to be the source of life. Taking a cue from this very belief, many a designer have created and brought out unique, inspiring and jaw dropping, âState-of-the-Artâ, contemporary innovative designs to pamper the future world. The great thing about them is that these unique, inspiring and jaw dropping, âState-of-the-Artâ, contemporary innovative designs are eco friendly i.e. they have been created and designed keeping in mind the fragile state of the Earth, one that is in harmony with nature.
1. Eco-friendly futuristic fold-out camper van:
Created and designed by NAU; the Company which created the âSwiss Army Knifeâ, this camper van named âECCOâ which will hit the market in the early 2014s, has been inspired by the shape of an egg. This eco-friendly electric camper van, which is 4.62 meters long, can accommodate up to five people and sports a quaint little kitchen along with a bathroom and a lounge area. An aerodynamic van which is a little bit wider than its Volkswagen predecessor can reach to a top speed of 145kph. But the features for which it is gaining popularity are its solar panel roof to charge its battery. Even though its battery can be charged at any 240V station, its solar panel helps in charging up its battery. Just eight hours of charging with the help of its solar panel can provide 24 hours of use. This eco-friendly electric camper which gives off âzero-emissionsâ can be boarded via a convenient stairway that folds up in to the ceiling.
2. Egg bowl with shell bowl:
This is truly a revolution in the world of cooking. A boon for all the egg lovers out there, the egg bowl with a shell bowl is a concept that also allows interaction to happen between the user and the preparation of eggs. The egg bowl which is made out of porcelain has a beveled edge that helps in cracking the egg. The shell bowl on the other hand serves dual purposes, that of having a vessel in which the egg shells can be disposed off and also to celebrate the yoke of an egg. Both the bowls symbolize the symbiotic relationship between the egg and the shape. It really appeals to the eye more than anything.
3. Egg Shape Eco-Friendly Paperweight:
A perfect corporate gift, this egg shape eco-friendly paperweight is a handmade art creation that contains luminescent materials that glow in the dark. It is made of 70% pre-consumer recycled glass i.e. glass that has been discarded by consumers have been collected, cleaned and divided so that it can be utilized in the production of new products . It has been proved that recycling one ton of glass eliminates approximately 693 pounds of carbon dioxide. By giving away this beautiful paperweight you can help in reducing the carbon content present in the air.
4. Egg Shower:
The latest trend in bathroom showers is the Egg Shower by Arina Komarova. A truly inventive egg-shaped Cocoon Shower Stall, it appears as if it is protecting you like a nice shell when you enter in to take the shower and shut down its glass slides. Besides a shower, it has other added traits like a bathtub, hydro massage (Jacuzzi) & mood lighting system to rejuvenate you and complete your relaxing session in the bath. This Egg Shower by Arina Komarova is however just a concept and cannot be purchased right now.
5. Blob VB3:
The blob VB3 is the new definition of mobile living space finally finished. Created and built by Belgian architectural firm dmvA for the office of xfactoragencies, a mobile unit for the office of xfactoragencies as an extension to the ‘house’, the blob is mainly made from polyester. This unit which can be used as an office, a garden-house or whatever we want holds all necessary items one could possibly need such as bathroom, kitchen, lighting, sleeping space and several niches for storage. In addition to this, the nose can be opened automatically and can function as a porch. While being closed, it blends into a complete smooth blob. The most exciting thing about this unit is that it can be moved to any place. Now, our outdoor lives will be more convenient and offer homely comfort.
6. X2Gen X-EGG Digital Audio Player Dock:
This Egg-straordinary mp3 player created by X2Gen, has the infusion of both portability and style. This X-EGG Digital Audio Player, which is shaped and sized like an egg acts as a docking station for any music player (IPod, PC etc) and runs on 4 optional AAA batteries or can be used with the AC adapter. One can also conveniently fold the egg open to listen through wide-phased internal stereo speakers. This compact and elegant three-piece design has detachable speakers for wider stereo phasing for natural sound and can be attached again. The X-EGG provides accurate, detailed sound in either configuration! The X-EGG features a USB 2.0 Port, and SD/MMC and Aux-in Jack, so you can choose your source. You can use any inexpensive USB drives and SD cards for virtually unlimited capacity or hook it up to your portable audio player to share the sound with friends! The X-EGG also features MP3 and WMA playback support for ultimate compatibility!
7. Recycled Material Kittypod:
Designed and created by Elizabeth Page Smith, the kittypod has been made from recycled materials. It is the ultimate cat furniture, an elegant cat bed and a scratching post This Kittypod is great for those who appreciate environmentally thoughtful design. Made from heavy duty, tri-wall Industrial-strength corrugated cardboard with a maple x-shaped pedestal base, this curved egg-shaped pod features and provides an interior form-fitting bed for cats of all sizes. The texture of the corrugation provides a surface that is soft, breatheable and is durable for scratching thereby making the Kittypod the absolute choice nesting spot. The Kittypod is great for those who appreciate environmentally thoughtful design. Kittypod’s perfect proportions provide a luxururious kitty refuge. “It’s deep enough for security, not so deep as to obstruct their view,” Smith says. Over time, the cat bed texture evolves and becomes unique to the kitty, as it scratches with its own special rhythms and patterns.
8. Eggy Furutistic Wheels:
Woah!!! Itâs like the egg on wheels. Designed by C.Rameshkanth, it has been inspired and created by infusing the Peugeot âEgg-Carâ, GMâs âP.U.M.Aâ, Toyotaâs âI-Realâ, Hondaâs âU3-Xâ personal vehicle. The âGentooâ concept car takes its form inspiration from the âGentooâ the penguin, a cute and lovely and environmentally friendly little thing. This car is cute and really nice to look at, and is also in harmony with the environment. The Gentoo car uses no fossil fuels at all but uses self-balancing technology and is powered by lithium battery technology.
Eggsaustedâ¦.Are you? Then recline on the Lomme. It brings all that pleasure and comfort one wants from a stylish modern design. Just as the egg symbolizes birth, warmth, shelter, sustenance, and a twilight state, the egg-shaped bed created and designed by GÃ¼nther ThÃ¶nyâsThony Projekt, an ambitious piece redifines the definition of sleep. With the egg-shape and the appealing metaphoric connotations therein, Thony has infused Lomme with all the right ingredients for a rejuvenated sleep. After doing a two year study into the science of sleep, Lomme has infused a number of enhancements that encourage lingering, including light therapy like the protective sound-damping arc of the shell and hidden LEDs, which can be user-tuned to simulate sunset and sunrise as well as for blocking out external distractions and sound therapy like a fully integrated stereo system with iPod dock and a muscle-relaxing massage system that has been integrated into the mattress. Its contours are sufficient to create the blissful state of suspended animation so that we call sleep.
10. USB Hub Card-Reader Speaker:
The Company, Evergreen, of Japan has a knack for making really simple products that are cheap yet strangely desirable. Its latest sure-fire hit is a pair of speakers in a plastic egg casing with a USB hub and a memory card reader built in. Evergreen Japan presents the DN-USP301; an egg shaped 3 in1 electronic gadget, a unique USB speaker, card reader & USB hub all in one. Multifunction at its best. It also offers 4W total output, add two USB 2.0 ports and CF, SD and Memory Sticks. This egg shaped speaker set and memory card reader for computers comes with two USB 2.0 slots and a multi-card reader for SD cards, mini SD cards, Sony memory sticks (MS and M2) and TF cards (micro SD cards). With a fashionable design, you can place this right on your desktop so itâs there whenever you need it, and it is also small enough to take anywhere you go for mobility and convenience. The speakers are loud and clear and produce a good amount of bass for speakers of this size, making them easy to hear from any side of the room. When separated from the middle, this large egg becomes two stereo speakers. The speakers can be easily placed on the table top without any fear of them falling down. The power required for this set is drawn from the USB port and so one neednât worry about AC adaptor or batteries. The speakers are compatible with OS Windows 2000/XP. Download files from Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SD cards through the on-board card reader.
11. Eco-Save Desktop Heater:
This winter invest in this sleek, ergonomic Eco-Save Heater that warms your personal space to keep you comfortable. It keeps one warm at home or in your office for just pennies a day, in a compact, egg-shaped design that saves space, fits perfectly onto desks, counters and shelves. With a requirement of only half the energy consumption of a typical space heater, the Eco-Save uses just 750 watts, providing an energy-saving alternative to drive down costly heating bills. It comes with an additional feature of safety tip-over shut off protection to make the personal heater safe for any room by preventing accidents. It uses only 375 – 750 watts of electricity while providing gentle, soothing heat. The variable fan speed control in it allows one to set the perfect, desired temperature.
12. Egg Speaker:
Unlike Humpty Dumpty who lost his balance when sitting on the wall even without any slightest provocation, the Egg Speaker goes one up. These tipsy egg-shaped speakers let you wobble them like a Weeble while you listen to your tunes but wonât topple over, just like equinox eggs. Though it comes with built-in rechargeable batteries, it must be plugged to a USB port for a quick juice replenish. Just plug one of the ovoid speakers into your MP3 player, and itâll run for several hours on the built-in rechargeable battery. Unlike real eggs (and the colorful Weebles), these only come in black and red., and when you crack them open, they do not produce omelets but produce enhanced bass output.
13. Passive, Candy “Egg” Houses
Created and designed by Roberto Casati and a group of Tuscan engineers, this Egg House aka âKasaUovoâ is pre-fabricated and modular. Living in of these houses would be like waking up to Easter every morning. These houses are of 70-square-meter (that’s approximately 750 square feet) living spaces that are constructed primarily out of a composite material using car tires and wood waste. These Egg Houses are egg-shaped on purpose, as the ‘nature-inspired’ form contributes to energy efficiency. The whimsical shape of the house and the M&M color scheme used in drawings make the houses seem like they would be more appropriate at a children’s playground than in a neighborhood. These Egg Houses will use a combination of wind turbines and solar photovoltaics to be 70% more efficient in their energy usage than conventionally constructed homes. The house will have a gas boiler in addition to the alternative energy sources. According to their designers, these Egg Houses are also earthquake resistant. While from the outside the house is egg-shaped, the inside is that of an energy-saving insulation barrier membrane. The two-story living quarters which is a 10-sided polygon has an installed gray water system which will recycle waste and rain water.
14. Mitsubishi EGG Concept hybrid roadster:
Manufactured by Mitsubishi, the EGG concept hybrid roaster sure is a stunner. It is the GEN-X car. It combines the retro with the modern. Though it is mainly inspired by irregular organic forms, there are some aspects which draw inspiration from the science fiction movies as well. Though it is complex in shape, easy functionality is its highlight. The automobile is environmental friendly as it runs on an electric engine in the rear central part, which also results in a massive storage space. Instead of the rear view mirrors as in the case of normal cars, it has a wide screen monitor, which is linked to a camera. It is designed to be modifiable so that it can be customized as per the customerâs requirements and tastes.
15. Egg-citing pendant necklace:
Egg-citing and Eggs-quisite!!! It is truly a unique pendant necklace and to top it off, an eco friendly jewelry product made from rainforest tagua nut, aka vegetable ivory. This is truly a one of a kind multicolored necklace, in tones of soft rose mauve pinks and light brown… a sweet blend. So flattering! Named âRose n Brownâ it features a large egg shaped medallion centerpiece pendant, measuring approx 1 3/4″ x 1 3/8″. Each side has alternating mauve and pink asymmetrical diced beads with some of the beads still having the tagua skin combined with smooth light brown pebble shaped spacer beads. What makes this necklace special & unique is the natural unevenness of the beads! This pendant has been made adjustable and is strung on a dark chocolate brown waxed cord with a sliding knot with its ends finished with light brown tagua nut toggle beads.