Interior Designer Joins NY’s Fabergé Egg Hunt
New Zealand-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley is participating in this year’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt held throughout New York’s five boroughs through April 26.
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is a fundraising initiative that will see over 250 large egg sculptures – each designed by globally renowned artists, designers and creatives –displayed across the city, until they are auctioned off by Sotheby’s for Studio in a School and Elephant Family charities.
It was Autumn 2013 in London, during a visit to Sotheby’s auction, Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons, when Nunnerley was first inspired by the famous “Fabergé blue” to create her contribution to The Big Egg Hunt. Encased in a contemporary nest of hammered bronze, Nunnerley’s sumptuous egg is both a celebration of modern interpretation, and acknowledgement of the rich heritage of Fabergé art.
The eggs dotting New York are decorated by a variety of artists, including Ralph Lauren, Jeff Koons and Tracey Emin. They will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on April 22; bids start at $500 per egg.
Nunnerley was born in Wellington. Her firm Sandra Nunnerley, Inc. is headquartered in New York.
She has been featured in Architectural Digest’s list of the top 100 interior designers.
Original article by Mary Beth Griggs, Smithsonian, April 2, 2014.