Egg Collective is a New York-based design firm established in 2011 by Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie
Before Egg Collective was a company, it was an idea. Conceived of as a creative partnership synthesizing its founder’s backgrounds in art, architecture, and woodworking, this notion evolved into an ethos: Materials are sacred and are imbued with infinite potential. The act of creation carries responsibility. Beauty has value, not merely for reasons of aesthetic gratification, but because the essential character of any object is defined by the circumstances of its creation.
Each item in Egg Collective’s Collection is handmade from natural materials that are intended to stand the test of time. That inherent solidity extends to every aspect of the company’s production processes. Community, quality, and stewardship of the natural world are at the company’s core. All of Egg Collective’s work is made of the highest quality raw materials in its own woodshop and in collaboration with local 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 designs combine elemental shapes with materials that patina and age beautifully including: wood, leather, metal, glass, and stone.
Egg Collective also represents a small selection of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists and designers with the intention of creating a dialogue between the applied arts and the fine arts.
The many awards and accolades the company has received throughout its tenure include: Best New Designer at ICFF, Forbes’ 30 under 30, American Design Honors at Wanted Design, Wallpaper Magazine’s Best Young Americans, Martha Stewart’s American Made Honors, and the Award for Distinction at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University.