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Sol del Citrón, 2014, 14 x 14 x 14'

Immersive experiences

Uniting color, light, form, and space to deliver uniquely immersive experiences, Chihuly has completed ambitious architectural artwork installations all over the world. Inspired by a lifelong interest in architecture and gardens, Chihuly creates site-specific sculptures for a wide variety of settings, from public spaces and museums, to private homes and gardens.

Union Station End of the Day Chandelier, 2001, and Monarch Window, 1994, Union Station, Tacoma, Washington

Three Graces Tower, 2016, 7 x 8 x 8', Atlanta Botanical Garden


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Sculpture on a grand scale

Chihuly’s Chandeliers are composed of hundreds of blown glass elements that together, make up elaborate, intricate compositions. Chihuly has created them for spaces indoors and out, all around the world.

Clear Spire Chandelier, 2014, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans

Clear Spire Chandelier (detail), 2014

The Boat, 1995, Nuutajarvi, Finland

Boats overflowing with beauty

Chihuly first filled boats with glass pieces in Nuutajärvi, Finland, after tossing bulbous glass pieces into the river to let them float downstream. Chihuly’s team salvaged a rowboat from the river and filled it with a variety of glass forms. Chihuly has continued to revisit this concept ever since.

Fiori Boat, 2016, 4-1/2 x 21 x 9-1/2", Atlanta Botanical Garden

Sunset Boat, 2010, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville

Blue Icicle Towers, 2014, 12-1/2 x 12 x 8", Denver Botanic Gardens

Freestanding and soaring to the sky

A natural evolution of Chandeliers, the Tower design allows Chihuly to create large, freestanding sculptures that rise up toward the sky, in spaces not suited for Chandeliers.

Sea Blue and Green Tower, 2014, Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Sol del Citrón, 2014, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

“Glass is the most magical of all materials.
It transmits light in a special way.”


The Spirit of the Maker, 2013

Transforming everyday spaces

Persians are dynamic, asymmetrical forms that take on a dramatic new presence when placed together in pedestal compositions and ceiling installations, called Pergolas. Bursting with color, these unexpected installations invite people to interact with art in a new way.

Creating a wall of color

In 1997, Chihuly began using glass elements originally meant for Chandeliers to create Sconces—glass sculptures that project from a wall. Chihuly often clusters these sculptures, creating a sweeping and dynamic installation.

Indigo Persian Wall (detail), 2016, 5 x 10'

Reflection Room Crystal Sconces (detail), 2017, Chihuly Sanctuary, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, Nebraska

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