Remember the brightly painted elephants’ sculptures on parade in London last year? This year, they have been replaced by 209 giant eggs decorated by some of the world’s leading artists, architects, designers and jewellers, before being hidden in secret locations throughout central. Starting on Tuesday 21st February and finishing 3rd April, the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is challenging the public to take on the world’s biggest Easter egg hunt- fun, beautiful and all for charity.
Easter egg hunts don’t come any more arty, glam or prestigious than that, with Londoners being challenged to find in their streets 209 giant sculptural eggs designed, embellished and decorated by the like of Sir Ridley Scott, Zandra Rhodes, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Quinn, the Chapman Brothers, Zaha Hadid and Polly Morgan.
Sponsored by luxury house Fabergé, this Big Egg Hunt is set to smash Guinness World Records for the “Most participants in an Easter egg hunt” and the “Most expensive non-jewelled chocolate egg sold at auction”, as designed by William Curley. A highlight of The Big Egg Hunt is the chance to win the Diamond Jubilee Egg, a Fabergé creation valued at over £100,000. Crafted from 500 grams of 18 carat rose gold, the design features 60 gemstones set in a quilted rose gold surface and comprising of diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.
The hand-crafted eggs, which are destined to become highly collectible works of art, are available to bid for online and at auction, with proceeds going charity. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is seeking to raise up to £2 million for leading children’s charity, Action for Children, and Elephant Family, the UK’s biggest funder for the endangered Asian elephant.
To enter the hunt or bid for one of the eggs, visit: www.thebigegghunt.co.uk