Commission a Gappa Glass Original
Add something spectacular to your space.
We thrive on custom glass projects, thank you for your interest in having one of our artful glass pieces becoming a part of your home or business. There are a couple of easy steps to get started. The first step is to look through our FAQ of each type of commission available from Gappa Glass below. After reviewing, please fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page with additional information on your project. Once received, one of our sales representatives will be in touch to put together an initial estimate for your project. We look forward to working with you!
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Thank you so much for your interest in comissioning a unique Gappa Glass Wallscape or Ceilingscape. We can make the impossible possible using any number of color, and style combinations to suit your design and functional needs perfectly.
Since these are created specifically with your space in mind, our team might conduct a site visit (either in person or virtually) to get a better feel for your space and needs. As a former architect, David Gappa is exceptionally suited to designing this type of artwork from blueprints or for existing buildings.
Please note that these types of projects start at $9,500 and can increase from there depending on design and scale of the project. Please note that the prices below do not include taxes, installation, packaging, or shipping. Custom projects often require custom pricing which can change depending on current market conditions.
Previous Wallscape Examples
Cosmic Quest, approx 7.5′ x 7.5′, Starting at $14,500
Dichro Galaxy Wallscape, approx 12’ x 10′, Starting at $22,500.00.
Previous Ceilingscape Examples
Cosmic Inception, approx 6′ x 6′, starting at $36,000
Crystal Oasis, approx 9′ x 15′, starting at $28,000
Each chandelier is professionally wired, outfitted with quality lighting, and designed with the architectural and structural considerations that your space requires. As a former architect, David Gappa is exceptionally suited to design lighting solutions from blue prints or for existing homes.
We look forward to working with you to create an exceptional statement of light and beauty for your space!
Please note that our custom chandeliers start at $18,000 and can increase from there depending on design. Please note that the prices below do not include taxes, installation, packaging, or shipping. Custom projects often require custom pricing which can change depending on current market conditions.
Example of Custom Chandeliers
Ready to start yours? Please fill out the below contact form with as much information as you have and one of our sales representatives will be in touch to put together an initial estimate for your project.
Please be ready to share as many details about your space, specifically where you would like your chandelier. Please share elevations, inspirational sketches or photos, storyboards, and general budget for this project. This will be helpful information for David and his team to review in order to come up with a succinct project proposal.
We look forward to working with you!
Please note: Gappa Glass requires the client to hire a certified electrician to install the electrical hardware where needed. Gappa Glass is not responsible for damages or injuries associated with ignoring this disclaimer.
Variety of style and color options available
Work from our ideas or yours!
Iridized Optic Spire Sconce
Ruby Spire Sconce
Sculptural Sconce in blue
Ruby Triple bitted sconce
Triple bitted Sconce in blue
Iridized optic fan sconce
The color possibilities are endless and far exceed what is shown here. Request a digital color catalogue by completing the contact form below to get started on your next project!
Examples of custom Pendant lights:
Hardware with visible cord – $65 each
84″ Max length
HARDWARE WITH covered CORD – $125 EACH
45.25 inches long – Segments 6”, 12”, 18”
Gappa Glass requires the client to hire a certified electrician to install the electrical hardware where needed. Gappa Glass is not responsible for damages or injuries associated with ignoring this disclaimer.
Thank you for your interest in having a custom Gappa Glass Sculpture added to your collection. Over the years, Gappa has pioneered many different glassblowing techniques to create his masterpieces and is versed across a wide variety of subject matter. His sculptures have adorned art niches, palatial foyers, corporate collections, and focal points in spaces across the world.
Custom Sculptures start at $925.00 each, and can increase depending chosen shape style, quantity, color application, dimensions, and other material(s) incorporated with the art glass. Please note that the prices below do not include taxes, installation, packaging, or shipping. Custom projects often require custom pricing which can change depending on current market conditions.
When using the contact form to start your project, please indicate if you are interested in a certain body of work, as well as dimensions and images of the intended space for the sculpture so that David and his team can create a succinct proposal for your next art piece!
Sculpturo forms, approx 12” to 21” across and can range in price from $1,050 to $3,000
Vessels and Vases
Spruzzare, Gappa’s signature “Wings of Victory”
Spruzzare, Gappa’s signature “Wings of Victory” can be created 30” to 36” long and typically is priced from $1,250 to $2,250
Rondel Style Options
There are three Style Tiers available. They are priced depending on the complexity of the glass-blowing techniques necessary to create them. Please note: color is selected after the style tier due to the different processes involved.
Tier One – Price Range: $395 – $425
Tier Two – Price Range: $425 – $595
Tier Three – Price Range: $625 and up
The possibilities are endless for each custom glass artwork!
Rondel Size Options
Rondel Hardware Options
Each Rondel is created with specific hardware in mind depending on the intended method of display. Once created, this hardware is not interchangable.
Post (for wall mounting)
Feet (for either wall mounting or flat display)
Design Layout Services
- Autocad concept layout drawing showing the general quantity, size and general configuration of how the rondels will be arranged in your space.
- Our team will arrange your finished rondels at full scale on the floor in our studio for your final approval.
- We will create a full scale paper template outlining the perimeter of the artwork as well as identify the location of each rondel and hardware anchor locations.
- For an additional $400, our team will hang your rondel layout on our studio wall for you to review prior to our team installing the artwork in your space.
Artwork installation includes:
- Packaging and handling of your artwork.
- Delivery of your artwork
- Installation of your rondels
- Rental of specialized equipment such as scaffolding and scissor lifts will need to be quoted separately.
- If your install site location is farther than a 30 min driving radius from Grapevine, Texas then additional travel expenses may occur.
Watch this video to get a closer look at Gappa’s inspiration and process on installation at the Center for BrainHealth, a part of The University of Texas at Dallas.
Fifty-feet wide by forty-feet long, and weighing an impressive 5,300 pounds, the intricate installation of glass and steel consists of 175 LED-illuminated glass spires and 1,050 hand-blown glass spheres.
Each five-and-a-half-foot spire is individually illuminated, and when programmed, slowly pulsates an array of colors across the entire piece, similar to the electric impulses passed from one nerve cell to another.
As the focal point of the research institute’s multi-purpose room, “Introspection” will serve as a visual reminder of the institution’s commitment to enhancing, protecting, and restoring brain health across the lifespan.
The possibilities are endless with glass installations. Make a bold statement with our custom art glass!
Please note: All custom glass pieces can vary in shape and color when they are created due to the nature of hand-blown and sculpted art glass.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please keep in mind that due to the nature of handblown artwork, we will not be able to match colors exactly to the images that you may see here. Each color is created using a specific color formula of pigments and each batch of color can vary slightly. Please note that due to the process of adding color to glass, there are certain colors that are only available in “blown glass” and certain colors that are only available as “solid glass”. Please talk to our sales team if you have any questions on this.
After completing the form below, our team will send you a digital catalogue of color samples from past work to help inform the color choices for your custom piece of glass.
If you would like a physical sample of glass, we are able to provide small color samples at a price of $375-$500 each depending on the pigment and process used. If the color is not in stock we will need to order the color or colors, and this can take up to seven business days to receive. If you would like to have the color shipped overnight, that is an option, and there will be an additional cost applied for expediting the shipping.
Lead times can vary depending on the studio’s current production schedule and the scale and complexity of your project. Once a final design has been approved and we have received the first deposit, smaller projects typically take three to four weeks to complete. Larger projects can take between two to five months.
When talking to your sales representative, please mention if you need the commissioned piece by a certain date. In some instances, we are able to rush the priority of your project by adding a rush fee that may be up to 20% of the total project cost. Know that this varies depending on the scale of your project and the production schedule of the studio.
Due to winter being our busiest season, we are unable to guarantee that a custom order can be completed in time for the holidays during the months of November and December. If you are looking for a custom glass piece as a gift during that time, please reach out no later than August.
Packaging and Shipping:
Due to the fragile nature of glass, packaging and shipping and insurance are additional costs that vary depending on the specifics of your project. At this time, this can only be calculated once the custom art glass creations are completed. We do our best to share comparable price estimates as they are available.
From the simple to the complex, we offer custom installation services of your custom glass work starting at $1,200 and going up from there. Installation cost of your artwork will vary dependent upon the scale of the project, location, equipment rentals (scaffolding, scissor lifts, etc.), as well as any travel expenses for our team if the project is outside of the DFW area. Please get in touch with our sales team to get an accurate estimate for your project.
For our custom sconces, rondels, and pendant lights, lighting and hanging hardware is always additional to the cost of the glass itself and may vary due to market prices. Please reach out for the specifics to your project.
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701 South Main St., Suite 103
Grapevine, TX 76051