The Big Egg Hunt NZ
We are very eggcited to announce we will be taking part in The Whittaker's Big Egg Hunt in support of Starship again this year! We are very lucky to have the amazing Jamie McLellan design our egg and we are thrilled with the results.
Following the rip-roaring success of last year’s inaugural hunt down under, 100 giant eggs created by leading and emerging New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities have been hidden in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
From 12 March to 7 April 2015, the public can scramble to the streets to hunt the stunning artworks and download the app to take part for a chance to win a grand prize; one of four gold Whittaker’s Wabbit necklaces designed and crafted by Partridge Jewellers.
The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt will raise funds for the Starship Foundation, a social-profit organisation which supports the national children’s hospital to provide world-leading care for more than 120,000 patient visits each year. The eggs will be auctioned off for Starship, 80 of them on Trade Me, and 20 at a gala cocktail event on 31 March. As principal sponsor, Whittaker’s is committed to contributing at least $150,000 to Starship Foundation through an on-pack promotion with its top-selling Creamy Milk block, which features a wrapper designed by a Starship patient.
Jamie McLellan runs a product and furniture design studio based out of a boat shed just minutes from downtown Auckland, New Zealand. The objects designed are wide ranging - from lighting to luxury water craft, bicycles to beer taps, furniture to woollen footwear. A consistent set of beliefs and a strong sense of purpose guides every project, each design ultimately becoming an object that those involved are passionate about, want to use and to live with. Clients range from established brands to small, highly innovative start-ups. A strong network of skilled collaborators, craftspeople and manufacturers is critical to the success of all projects and allows this seemingly small design practise to be prolific in its output.