Artistic expression meets Magento and Drupal
DESIGN PARTNER: FELL SWOOP
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Drupal platform upgrade
- Robust taxonomy & custom views
- Custom ticketing checkout
- Highly-custom Drupal 9 build
- Solution for complex order workflow
- Dynamic rate calculator
- Complete website redesign
- Custom Drupal 9 CMS
- New content strategy
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The first step in working with Bear Group is to fill out our contact form to schedule an introductory call with our team.
We'll listen to the challenges you are facing and discuss possible solutions. This will give you an idea of how we can help.
After you've decided that Bear Group is the right development partner for you, we'll kick off your project and dive right in.