Fabergé and VistaJet Unveil New Ian Davenport Commission
Fabergé and VistaJet celebrated spring with the unveiling of a new commission by Turner Prize nominated artist Ian Davenport, whose exclusive design now adorns the tail of the Bombardier Global 6000, one of the luxury aviation company’s flagship aircraft. Davenport’s design paid homage to Fabergé’s history, referencing the guilloché enamel patterns of the Imperial Easter Eggs. The British artist worked with Katharina Flohr, Fabergé’s creative and managing director, to create the colorful egg-shaped design that portrays Fabergé in a contemporary context.
“When I was contacted by Fabergé about the project I was excited to be working with a company of such reputation and heritage,” said Davenport. “Peter Carl Fabergé had made beautiful Easter Eggs for the Romanov Tsars and he often used an engraving technique that I wanted to translate into a 21st century context. 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.”
Davenport’s paintings have been exhibited internationally including at the Tate Gallery in London, and the Dallas Museum of Art in America. His has also worked on public commissions such as a site-specific installation for Banque Paribas in London in 2004. Davenport was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991.
To launch the project, Fabergé has created a limited edition collection of egg pendants that will be exclusive to VistaJet passengers, which can only be purchased in the cabin. Each pendant will retail for $7,900 USD.
“Contemporary luxury is a core element of the VistaJet brand,” said Thomas Flohr, VistaJet founder and chairman. “I am excited that this celebration with Fabergé offers our customers the choice to explore their fine jewelry egg pendants from the relaxing comfort of the cabin.”