Artist Camille Walala has partnered with Harrods to elevate the humble Easter egg to striking new levels. Creating three exclusive patterns, her vibrant prints have been translated onto Easter eggs, each one handpainted by an artisan chocolatier. The eggs are made using 41% milk couverture - an exclusive blend created by Harrods pastry chefs in a Parisian chocolate laboratory.
Originally from France and now based in East London, Camille has a distinctive design aesthetic. "My style is bright, bold and graphic," she explains, "I am influenced by Memphis design from the ‘80s; I love the element of playfulness in the original group’s work. I also love the work of the Ndebele tribe from South Africa where the women paint their houses with powerful and colourful patterns."
Camille has transferred this dramatic, lively aesthetic to textiles, interiors and buildings; her biggest challenge so far in her vibrant career has been painting a four-storey building on London’s Great Eastern Street, transforming it with a sunny lease of life. But for the Easter eggs, her attention turned to something that bit smaller. "For this project, I’ve remodelled some of my classic designs to work with the shape. My projects usually involve painting vast walls, so it will be interesting to see the same styles on a smaller scale."
With only 12 eggs in total, the limited-edition eggs are highly-prized; a fitting marriage of an exciting London designer with our world-famous store. Collaborating with Harrods has been an honour for Camille, "visiting the Food Halls on a school trip as a teenager is one of my first memories of London, and I’ve been fascinated with it ever since," she reveals.
Purchase the Camille Walala x Harrods Easter eggs from the Harrods Food Halls, Ground Floor, and shop our range of chocolate online.