From a conceptual to an industrial approach.

Eggshell as a tool to re-evaluate the immense quantity of purposes we can give to it

EGG-SHIELD is a concept that proposes to rethink the final destiny of products. It is inspired by the utopy of living in an ecocentric world which entails a society whose processes, consumption and disposal of things is always loyal to the planet. Waste is no longer waste, but repurposed and harnessed as in this case leftover eggshell is used as an asset for the creation of ephemeral objects and imitates the main purpose of an eggshell: protection. The natural behavior of the material gives to it, uniqueness, and biodegradable features that demonstrates its circularity.




"Eggshell as a human shield"

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"... a design approch that imitates the main purpose that eggshell is given in the first place: protection"

Cuirass chest

Vulnerability is understood as the state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed either physically or emotionally,

After asking people in a survey, what part of the body would they protect when feeling vulnerable, without thinking it twice, head and chest were the most mentioned.


This enlightened me, therefore creating this design approach whose main goal is to imitate the main purpose that eggshell is given in the first place: protection.

The result:

a mask cuirass that allows only half of the face to be seen, to be judged,
To be touched, injured...

and a chest cuirass that not only protects intimate parts of my body but also questions the current system where society keeps on hiding human nature.

Cuirass made of eggshell


officially a part of the

Green Concept Award Nominee 2021


Eggshell as an asset for 3D printing

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"Let the material be"


Tiles made out of eggshell and the corresponding tests

EGG-SHIELD started as my Final Project during my Master´s Degree in Design Through New Materials at ELISAVA School

and I´m happy to share with you that it is published in their website! 

Wanna take a look?

© 2020 by Sofía Perales