Peter Carl Fabergé, legendary artist-jeweller, goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court, was the creative and entrepreneurial genius behind the world-renowned company Fabergé. Born in 1846, he apprenticed to his goldsmith father and travelled immensely for his schooling.
Fabergé is most commonly know for its series of lavish Easter eggs which were created for the Russian Imperial family between 1885 – 1916. Tsar Alexander III presented a jeweled Easter egg to his wife the Empress Marie Fedorovna in 1885 which was created by Fabergé. Each egg took one year to make by a team of highly skilled craftsmen who worked in secret. Faberge was given complete design freedom with the guideline that their had to be a suprise inside.
This year they’re hosting the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in New York City from April 1 – 26. Over 260 giant egg sculptures were designed by artists, designers, architects, photographers and brands such as Carolina Herrera, Jeff Koons,. On April 18, all eggs come together to Rockefeller Center. The event is 100% charitable, raising money for children in New York City through Studio in a School, and conservation efforts through Elephant Family, saving the endangered Asian elephant and its habitat.Check out the big Easter eggs around NYC!