The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

‘The Anatomy of a Building’ by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.

Over 200 giant eggs – all made by designers, artists, architects and jewelers – have been scattered throughout London as part of a massive egg hunt.

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is a charity initiative in which Londoners and tourists are invited to find the eggs around the city before they are auctioned in a charity fundraiser.

The hand-crafted eggs are also works of art in themselves – each have been meticulously painted, bejewelled, sculpted or sewn. Eggs have been made by Zaha Hadid, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Mary Katranzou, Sir Peter Blake, Mulberry, Bruce Oldfield, Sir Ridley Scott and the Chapman brothers, to name a few.

The event will attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the most participants in an Easter egg hunt (a popular tradition during the Easter season when children search for chocolate eggs). In the competition, one lucky winner will receive the Golden Jubilee Egg, valued at £100,000.

The project is a charity initiative, seeking to raise £2 million for Action for Children and Elephant Family, the UK’s biggest funder for the endangered Asian elephant.

Click here to visit the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt's website and see maps of where to find the eggs!

Billboard: German Design Council
Billboard: German Design Council

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