a view of glass artwork by chihuly


Artistic expression meets Magento and Drupal

An exquisite website that showcases the incredible works of art from renowned glassworker Dave Chihuly.


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Meet Chihuly

an image of chihuly's glasswork

Meet Chihuly

Chihuly glasswork is one-of-a-kind. It only makes sense that their website should be too.

Made of swirling color and refracted light, to see a Chihuly glasswork piece is to immediately recognize the hand of the artist. Although Chihuly's artwork is sold and exhibited worldwide, the Chihuly hotshop and studio are both located in Seattle, Washington.

When Chihuly wanted to update their online presence, they engaged Bear Group for the build and Fell Swoop for design–both agencies who have partnered on projects in the past and are local to Seattle.


The Challenge

Chihuly wanted to upgrade their online presence and migrate accounts and essential information. The Chihuly website had been separated into two different domains to handle the ecommerce and content aspects of its web presence. The content was handled through chihuly.com, and used for education, history, and artist information. The chihulyworkshop.com was a storefront that sold annual, limited edition artwork and other treasures. 

a graphic showing one art piece on the Chihuly site

The Solution

To migrate accounts, log-ins, and other essential information from their previous ecommerce site, our team used a mapping tool that transferred their data to a new Magento database. Additionally, we integrated Chihuly’s website with their Navision ERP, Mailchimp, and other third-party tools used to customize their website’s check-out and order processing.

For our development team, a majority of this project was spent on detailed front-end development work. To the Chihuly team, the visual appearance and the feel of their website’s user experience were paramount.

The initial part of the project was spent on intensive design work, led by the Fell Swoop team. After Fell Swoop handed over the finalized designs to our development team, we continued to coordinate closely with them on the functional implementation process.

a screenshot showing various sizes of the Chihuly website

The Results

The result of our teamwork was Chihuly’s new website, updated to offer better ease of management to the site admin and a fresh experience to visitors.

As a company, most of our developers were involved in this project over various phases. We greatly enjoyed working with the Chihuly team and partnering with Fell Swoop to bring this to life.

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Contact Us

The first step in working with Bear Group is to fill out our contact form to schedule an introductory call with our team.


Introductory Call

We'll listen to the challenges you are facing and discuss possible solutions. This will give you an idea of how we can help.


Get Started

After you've decided that Bear Group is the right development partner for you, we'll kick off your project and dive right in.