Egg Box by Otília Andrea Erdélyi: An Unexpected Packaging Redesign

Design Milk

When you think about packaging design and how it can be improved, egg cartons are probably not the first things that come to mind. But Hungarian designer Otília Andrea Erdélyi found a way to one-up the classic carton by creating innovative packaging using minimal material.

Erdélyi's Egg Box is made with a single piece of microwaved cardboard with ellipse-shaped cuts. The eggs nest inside each cubby and can easily be retrieved by turning the top side over. Though the eggs are more exposed in this type of carton, Erdélyi claims the cardboard is substantial enough to protect the eggs in transit.

The environmentally friendly Egg Box is stackable, and the design allows for consumers to check for broken eggs without opening the carton.

Via Design Milk

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(Images: Otília Andrea Erdélyi)

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