Hungarian design student Eva Valicsek, may have come up with something special. Her concept for an egg carton of the future – made of cardboard and a rubber band – was made for a university competition but has already received some cautious commercial interest. Her redesign came from a challenge set by the Institute of Applied Art at the University of West Hungary, in the city of Sopron, where she was studying. “I looked at existing egg cartons and found many problems with them,” she says. “Most importantly, the existing boxes cannot be adjusted to the size of the eggs - smaller eggs may turn around in the stand.” The current egg box protects the eggs but also keeps them out of sight; when we buy other products, such as fruit and vegetables, we’re able to choose exactly which ones we want to buy.
Imagineering 21 March 2013, The egg box that updates a humble yet classic design, Stephen Dowling, http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130319-updating-the-humble-eggbox-design