Fabergé Big-Egg Hunt

Fabergé hosts its annual big-egg hunt featuring 200 designers and artists creations, from Jeff Koons to Bruce Weber. These eggs aren’t actually for hunting they will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s for Studio in a School and Elephant Family charities. For more check out http://thebigegghunt.org/starthere/

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An inside look at the designer’s inspiration:


Grade- NYC
Elegance, clarity and modernity inspired GRADE’s egg, “MODE.” A deep red hue is juxtaposed against dark wood grain, separated by one, thin circular groove evoking the firm’s ethos, uniting opulent materials in their pristine designs. The egg’s polished surfaces and simplicity allude to GRADE’s architecture and interior design aesthetic – luxurious, clean and sometimes provocative, with an emphasis on spatial planes.

Madeline Weinrib

Madeline Weinrib
My egg is inspired by a Moroccan embroidery. I have been inspired by Morocco for years with my rugs and textiles – this is the first time with painting

carter jones for Jacques Torres

Carter Jones for Jacques Torres
The egg depicts iconic scenes and landmarks of New York City. Highlights include the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Jacques Torres Chocolate was established in DUMBO, Brooklyn and chef Jacques prides himself on creating and manufacturing all of his products in NYC.

1Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid
Liquid Skyline investigates the relation between natural form and urban fabric, resulting in a fluid and unexpected skyline.

6Chris Carnabuci

Chris Carnabuci with CA/CHE Studio
I have used the CNC method of fabrication, breaking down an object into layers that will be machine-cut, then contouring and assembling the layers by hand to recreate the initial 3-D image, depicting a bust of Aphrodite emerging from an egg.


Inspired by the concept of new beginnings, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig revisited their roots and their muse, Marchesa Luisa Casati. Named the ‘Rose Palace’ after Casati’s decadent residence in greater Paris, the egg has been gilded and encrusted with antiqued silver crystals and beadwork, four glass crystal roses each unique in design and a mixture of foliage and emblems reminiscent of royal regalia.

2Terry Richardson

Terry Richards
The inspiration for this egg is me!

4Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons
When asked to create an artwork based on the egg for Elephant Family and Studio in a School, I immediately thought to incorporate a gazing ball into the work. The egg has been opened up in the center, making reference to modernist sculptures, which generally used the egg shape to refer to a family unit. As its base, we have the yin and yang, the masculine and feminine qualities of the animated seal and walrus, along with the sense of the family unit. The work displays enjoyment of both profound internalizing along with the experience of external vastness.

5Echo Design

Echo Design
For over 90 years, we have drawn inspiration from nature and nothing is more magical than butterflies taking flight. –Echo Design

7Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera
Majestic in its stature, the royal blue egg is one of its kind. The delicate broken pieces give the illusion of an egg ready to hatch – a symbol of a splendid new life to come. The broken motif was inspired by the design of the 18th century china from the Manufacture of Saint Cloud, one of the most prestigious manufacturers that produced china for Versailles.

8Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber
When I was invited to make an egg to support of Elephant Family, the first idea that came to my mind was a Kate Moss collage filled with images taken from all the many sittings we have worked on together over the years.

Beth Katleman

Beth Katleman
If Marie Antoinette and Howdy Doody met and decided to make a giant egg, and they happened to have over 600 handmade porcelain flowers, pearls, bunnies and cast flea-market treasures at their disposal, this is the egg they would create. I’ve always loved the fancy sugar Easter eggs with little bunnies inside, though my bunnies might be inclined to misbehave… says Beth Katleman of her egg.

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