Behind the Scenes: New York’s First Big Faberge Egg Hunt

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As Easter draws to a close, so too does the first ever Big Faberge Egg Hunt in New York City.  An annual London Staple, this year’s egg hunt has been an astounding success in New York for its residents and tourists alike.  Over 200 eggs were hidden all over the city, designed by such artists and pop-icons as Zaha Hadid, Ralph Lauren, Jeff Koons, to Marchesa and Terry Richardson. Hellman-Chang was honored to have been selected to fabricate an Egg, and as such, we were inspired by what all eggs represent: the promise and beauty of what’s inside.

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Hellman-Chang’s Egg, the Gentleman’s Valise, was designed true to our brand – encompassing luxury, fine furniture, and our sartorial connection. The egg is finished in a custom metallic lacquer with custom brass fittings and accents, and an interior of quilted aubergine Novasuede, faux-shagreen, and interior LED lighting.  Producing the Egg by hand was a welcomed and fun challenge. We worked with our local Brooklyn metal-workers and upholsterers to realize the final product, and pushed ourselves outside our comfort zone.  The piece was completed in a little under 100 man-hours and the process and end result is shown below.

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The Egg (#198) was on full display during the exhibition at the Suit Supply Madison Avenue flagship before being auctioned off to support two wonderful charities: Studio in a School and the Elephant Family.  More info at http://thebigegghunt.org

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