Sichen Sun

Mattress for Eggs

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designer: Sun, Sichen 孙思辰 
photography: Yang, Zheng 杨正

EGG6 is a packaging design for eggs. The spiral-shaped cuts on the board work like springs in a mattress, providing a soft and elastic support to the eggs inside of it. Both the lid and the tray have spiral buffers to alleviate the bumps and shakes that may happen in transport. A 1:1 model is made and tested viable.

This package is produced by punch forming cardboard. This process provides maximum reliability while the use of a singular, cheap material makes for an overall minimal cost. This 'mattress for eggs' utilises the properties of paper for the structure in a playful way.

Loose spiral line cuts within the design are tighter, stabler and harder while light spiral lines cuts are lighter, softer and more elastic. I therefore made the tray with loose cuts to hold the weight.Both the lid and the tray work as buffers to alleviate the bumps and shakes of the egg box.

EGG6是一个鸡蛋包装盒设计。硬纸板经过螺旋线形的切割变成了弹簧,可以为鸡蛋提供柔性和弹性的支撑。盒盖与盒底部都有这样像弹簧床垫一样的纸板,从各个方向减轻鸡蛋在运输过程中可能承受的碰撞和颠簸。

设计师孙思辰对于各种切割的图案给板材性状带来的改变非常感兴趣,尝试用幽默的方法利用这些性状。螺线形的切割可以使纸板有深度,弹簧的运动方式也很有趣。脆弱易碎的鸡蛋刚好需要纸板的这两种不同状态——外层纸板支撑空间,内层纸弹簧缓冲碰撞。

图中的1:1模型,经过坠落测试,可有效保护鸡蛋不破损。瓦楞纸板冲压成型。

Student Winner, Packaging Award, Core77 Design Awards 2016.