Paper-pulp cartons give your delicate eggs some degree of protection, but they’re not perfect. You still have to open them up at the store and make sure none of the eggs inside have been cracked in transit. Recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate Sichen Sun invented a new see-through cardboard design that solves the problem.

The industrial designer created EGG6, a cardboard egg carton that puts eggs on display and nests them in protective springs, similarly to placing the fragile objects in the middle of a mattress.


The design uses varying thicknesses of cardboard spirals to give the eggs enough support to keep them safe, while still affording the elasticity that will keep them from breaking if they jostle.

The prototype isn’t for sale at the moment, but it’s not hard to imagine the recyclable cardboard cartons on display at a farmer’s market or organic market in the near future.

[h/t PSFK]

All images courtesy Sun Sichen