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Macro of surface structure
Top view of base layer
Front view of base layer
Side view of base layer
Perspective with egg
Close-up
Both layers clipped together
Transparency gives depth to structure
The two layers can be clipped together in three position to allow storage of 6, 8 or 10 eggs
Digital drawing

“Eggwave” is an accessory for storing eggs in the fridge. It has been designed for Neff by WertelOberfell, in collaboration with Tobias Schmidt of Neff in-house design, and is shipped with all new Neff fridges. It consists of two undulating, interlocking layers, one in white plastic with a surface structure, the other transparent, that can be clipped onto the base in three positions to allow the storing of six, eight or ten eggs.
The aim was to give an ordinary everyday product that costs only a few cents in production and often gets thrown away, an almost sculptural quality whilst retaining and improving its functionality over its predecessor.
“Eggwave” demonstrates that a relatively uninteresting product typology can become quite exciting. It embodies our digital design process and shows that “digital design”, which is kind of a synonym for crazy shapes, can become a mass-produced mainstream product that has an almost invisible serving function.