This Easter, only the most exquisite of eggs will do, as master jeweller Fabergé, luxury aviation company VistaJet and Turner Prize nominee Ian Davenport team up to create Egg Miles.
Celebrating both Spring and Easter, this special project sees Fabergé and VistaJet commission abstract painter Ian Davenport to produce an exclusive design which now adorns the tail of one of the aviation giant’s flagship aircrafts – the Bombardier Global 6000.
Encompassing Fabergé’s rich heritage yet with a thoroughly modern aesthetic, contemporary artist Ian Davenport’s design plays homage to the guilloché enamel patterns of the infamous Russian jeweller’s Imperial Easter Eggs. Taking the ovum-shape and decorating it with a burst of rainbow hues, Davenport worked with Fabergé’s Creative and Managing Director Katharina Flohr to encapsulate the thoroughly fresh Fabergé of today.
Just as Peter Carl Fabergé created extraordinary designs for the Tsars, nobility and globetrotters throughout the 1800s, today’s Fabergé is doing just that, but this time for the travellers of VistaJet. Available exclusively in-flight to its customers, VistaJet will offer a collection of Fabergé’s beautiful egg-shaped pendants in gold, coloured gemstones and enamel, to be viewed in the relaxing surroundings of the cabin.
“When I was contacted by Fabergé about the project I was excited to be working with a company of such reputation and heritage,” explains Davenport. “There were numerous challenges to overcome especially considering the scale and shape of the aircraft and how this might relate to the artwork. The VistaJet Global 6000’s tail had to incorporate my own artistic vision and Fabergé’s identity whilst still being a unique strong design in its own right” – something the British artist has in no doubt succeeded with.
Words / Roxanne Golding
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