The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt
Client: Fabergé Location: London, UK Project Status: Completed 2012 Area: N/A Manufacturer: Ogle Models Photography: Timothy Soar
Fourfoursixsix were invited to participate as one of five architecture practices for the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Wilkinson Eyre and Grimshaw Architects. For Easter 2012, London became home to 200 giant and uniquely crafted Easter eggs for an event that was a first of its kind, raising vital funds for charities Action for Children and the Elephant Family, inviting tourists, locals and visitors to join in a truly magical experience.
As an architecture practice, we felt it would be both topical and interesting to apply a set of architectural principles to the overall geometric form of the egg. Through this process we played with structure, light and shadow and began to develop a three-dimensional architectural terrain.
The design was developed with EOS, the world leading manufacturer of laser-sintering systems and Ogle Models, which enabled the construction of a piece that was at the forefront of 3D printing technology at the time. The result is a delicate, intricate and complex piece that intrinsically connects back to the original Fabergé brand concept.