Egg Collective

In conversation with Pete Oyler
Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
37 S Wabash Ave
LeRoy Neiman Center
Chicago, IL
United States

Egg Collective is a New York-based design company established in 2011 by three female designers—Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie. Pulling from its founders’ backgrounds in architecture, art, and woodworking, the company creates items that are intended to stand the test of time. All of Egg Collective’s work is made in its own wood shop and in collaboration with a community of small-scale fabricators.

In addition to its commitment to high-quality craftsmanship, Egg Collective’s work is united by an underlying attention to detail, surface, and form. The company’s sculptural work focuses on the combination of natural materials —wood, leather, stone, metal—with pure, elemental forms.

Believing that beauty has value, and that objects should age gracefully, the company often chooses materials that will acquire a patina with use. All of Egg Collective’s finishes are hand applied, and some of its metals are unsealed. These “live” metal finishes are intended to change over time, picking up traces of the environment, and people, around them. Oxygen, water, oils, and fingerprints are recorded in the surface, making each piece unique over time.

Egg Collective also represents a small selection of artists, displaying their work alongside its own designs. The company maintains a wood shop in Brooklyn and a showroom in Manhattan.