An online source for all things Chihuly
Chihuly’s body of work has established him as one of the greatest artists of our generation. The team at Chihuly came to Fell Swoop and our development partner The Bear Group with an exciting challenge: combine multiple Chihuly sites into a single destination that encapsulates both the past and present of the dynamic artist and his world.
Minimalist interface for maximum impact
The experience of viewing Chihuly’s work is an immersive one. Inspired by the artwork, and by a collaborative Clarity Lab workshop, we sought to evoke that immersive aesthetic with full-screen imagery and ambient video, and an interface that keeps the focus on the artwork, while still providing easy access to key site destinations. We designed the site to be mobile optimized, which allows people to learn more about Chihuly, even while attending an exhibition.
A blend of art, information, and commerce
The finished site offers something for everyone. The Chihuly enthusiast can take in imagery of his work or find out about past, present and upcoming exhibitions. The student or researcher can browse articles or a timeline of Chihuly’s life. An online Shop provides a place to purchase books, merchandise, and even edition glass and prints.
A combination of Drupal and Magento drives the content and commerce aspects of the site, giving the Chihuly team a high degree of control in managing and updating the content and imagery.
The result is a rich platform to people to explore Chihuly’s world of color and form, a place to go deeper into the story of the man and his art.