Dale Chihuly Furniture

Dale Chihuly (USA, b. 1941)

With his sculptural works that fuse naturalistic forms with vibrant colors, Dale Chihuly has established himself as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary makers of art glass. The Tacoma, Washington, native’s experimental techniques — manifest in large-scale glass sculptures, installations and environmental artworks alongside smaller table-top pieces — combine fine art, design, architecture and craft. Chihuly’s inspired creative energy has brought glass blowing to a place at the forefront of the arts in the United States.


     Chihuly’s prolific body of work is coupled with a dedication to artistic instruction, education and community. Trained in interior design at the University of Washington, he pursued graduate work with Harvey Littleton, who built the first academic art glass program in the U.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After further studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Chihuly was awarded a 1968 Fulbright Fellowship to study glass blowing at the Venini glass factory on the island of Murano in Venice, where he was first introduced to group collaboration in glass making. Not only has Chihuly been committed to his own improvement as an artist, but he has also devoted much of his career to sharing his knowledge. He returned to RISD as an instructor, and after working there for more than a decade and he cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in 1971. An automobile accident in 1976 left Chihuly blind in one eye; a subsequent injury while bodysurfing weakened one shoulder, leaving him reliant on assistant glassblowers to execute his designs.


     Chihuly’s skills and technical innovations have allowed him to make pieces in an astonishing array of patterns, textures and hues — yet his work can be recognized immediately. He has created several notable extended series of artworks. These include his “Seaforms,” which evoke shells, starfish and other marine animals; “Blankets,” — composed of cylindrical units in patterns suggested by Native American textiles; and, most famously, his grand chandeliers made up of scores of curling, curving, pepper-shaped elements. Whether large or small, as you will see on these pages, the works of Dale Chihuly blend practical flair and bravura artistry. They are a highlight of any contemporary art and design collection.

Dale Chihuly 11 Piece Handblown Pink Yellow Blue Art Glass Persian Series, 1992
Dale Chihuly 11 Piece Handblown Pink Yellow Blu...
Dale Chihuly
20th Century American Glass
Art Glass
Authentic Dale Chihuly. An iridescent effect in pink, yellow, and pale blue outlined in bright cobalt blue. Signed on verso of small 4" x 4" vessel Chihuly 92. Largest piece measure...
Chihuly Signed Seaform Four-Piece Sculpture, Celadon and Gray
Chihuly Signed Seaform Four-Piece Sculpture, Ce...
Dale Chihuly
20th Century American Abstract Sculptures
Glass
An authentic Dale Chihuly four-piece glass set Seaform sculpture in celadon and gray. It's signed at the base, no chips, cracks or repairs, and minimal surface scratching, mostly at ...
Dale Chihuly 1990 Oil on Paper Drawing in His Book "Venetians"
Dale Chihuly 1990 Oil on Paper Drawing in His B...
Dale Chihuly
Late 20th Century American Brutalist Books
An unique and original oil stick drawing of a glass piece by Dale Chihuly (1941) on the red end paper of his 1990 limited edition Book "Venetians".
Beautiful Glass Vase by American Artist Dale Chihuly Signed
Beautiful Glass Vase by American Artist Dale Ch...
Dale Chihuly
Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Vases
Blown Glass
Nice unique vase signed by Dale Chihuly circa year 2000, beautiful striped glass in lemon color with green bottom excellent condition no chips or cracks.
20th Century 5-Piece Cobalt Blue Sea Form Set with Turquoise Lip Wrap Glass Set
20th Century 5-Piece Cobalt Blue Sea Form Set w...
Dale Chihuly
Vintage 1980s American Glass
Glass
Five-Piece Cobalt Blue Sea Form Set with Turquoise Lip Wrap is a glass sculpture by master glass artist Dale Chihuly. Dale Chihuly is credited with having revolutionized the studio ...
Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Book Signed
Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Book S...
Dale Chihuly
Early 2000s British Books
Signed first edition, published by Portland Press, 2005 The glass artworks of Dale Chihuly are instantly recognizable, bright and intricate, yet always harking back to natural for...
20th Century A Macchia Form with Red Lip Wrap Glass Sculpture
20th Century A Macchia Form with Red Lip Wrap G...
Dale Chihuly
1990s American Glass
Glass
A Macchia Form with Red Lip Wrap is a glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. Dale Chihuly is credited with having revolutionized the studio glass movement with his ground breaking accompl...
Vase Dale Chihuly, 1993 Toppiece, Unique, Signed
Vase Dale Chihuly, 1993 Toppiece, Unique, Signed
Dale Chihuly
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Blown Glass
Vase Dale Chihuly, USA, 1993. Important unique studio-glass. Measures: Height / depth approx: 17.5 cm, length / width approx: 15.8 cm / 8.8 cm. Signed / Marked: Engraved signatur...
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