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DETAILS [drawing board] The latest exciting works in progress from the world’s most imaginative designers.


CRACKING UP


First revealed during Milan Design Week this year, ‘Broken Egg’ is a collaboration led by Ingo Maurer including Axel Schmid and rizoma (Maria Paz & Thomaz Regatos). An architectural project that will launch in Inhotim art park, Brazil next year (hopefully in time for the World Cup), the egg has a length of 25m and a height of 15m with a 5m high door that automatically opens to allow visitors in. The crack, and the door, allows light to flood out of the structure. Placed at a lakeside in the park, the egg appears as if it was laid by a giant bird. Its perfect white surface, reflected by the water, contrasts with the lush vegetation and is marked by a long random line, the crack, helping to define the shape of the egg. Presented on a wide concrete plane and hardly touching the surface, the egg looks like it could roll away at any moment. “This image – an egg with a crack – is so strong, I had always been captivated by it,” says Ingo Maurer. “And there is another magic hidden in the shape of an egg: seen from inside, the space seems to be infinite.” www.ingo-maurer.com


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