“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.