Altar’d State

A Contemporary Leaded Glass Retail Project

Commercial Art Glass is humbled to have manufactured and assembled the gorgeous leaded glass storefront and the stunning interior leaded glass features in the Altar’d State location in Boulder, Colorado. Altar’d State is a renowned national retailer with over 100 boutiques in 30 states. By focusing on the buyer experience, Altar’d State has created a unique fashion-forward space using illuminated, modern leaded glass displays that are exclusive to each location. This faith-based retailer has an incredible mission that fuels their creative vision. Their efforts to give back to the community are executed through team volunteer work, child sponsorships, and charitable giving. We’re honored to have been included in the artistic efforts that have made all of their philanthropic goals possible.

Manufacturing and Assembling Altar’d State’s Boulder Boutique

With any commercial project, there’s always a strict timeline that has to be followed. When Altar’d State was given their work permits, our team of stained glass artisans had a total of three weeks to successfully complete the entire manufacturing process before the assembly and installation deadline. The project scope included an extensive leaded glass storefront that wrapped around the entire location, a 12-foot privacy leaded glass feature, and an 8-foot leaded glass rotunda ceiling by the dressing rooms. In total, we had to produce 400 square feet of leaded glass. Since the store was being built from the ground up, everything we manufactured was based on the dimensions and plans provided. 

One of the more challenging parts of this leaded glass project was all the curved glass. Our team had to calculate the exact radius of all of the leaded glass so that we could manufacture custom molds for the finalized pieces. Since we only had three weeks to complete this project, we didn’t have any time for mistakes or remaking. All of the leaded glass features had to follow the exact specifications. We utilized a 15-person team that worked hard to ensure all dimensions and angles were perfect. When installation time came around, we were happy that all the leaded glass pieces fit together seamlessly. 

Leaded Glass Installation and Project Completion

Our team worked alongside other designers and contractors to achieve this incredible storefront. While we focused on installing all of the leaded glass features, contractors were installing the metal framing and copper cladding. It was an incredible team effort as we assembled the leaded glass storefront while designers were setting up interior clothing displays and coordinating inventory. We were astonished by how all the different teams worked so synergistically to create a beautiful storefront that looked like it should’ve taken several months to accomplish. 

The 12-foot leaded glass feature was assembled in front of the dressing rooms to create both visual interest and privacy. We love how it added both function and beauty, creating an incredible focal piece for the entire store. Altar’d State took handwritten prayer books and produced custom wallpaper for the dressing room area. The contrast between this wallpaper and the leaded glass feature is stunning, enhancing the buyer experience even further. Behind the privacy leaded glass is where we also installed an 8-foot leaded glass dome. This rotunda feature has a lighting component installed in the center, creating a gorgeous halo effect. 

Work with the Nation’s Leading Contemporary Commercial Glass Specialists

We welcome you to visit our client’s boutique located on the 29th Street Mall in Boulder. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind buying experience that is enhanced through art. We love creating custom retail stained and leaded glass and would love the opportunity to create visual interest for your store. Experience an improved buyer experience, attract more potential customers, and introduce beauty and function into your retail space with custom leaded glass. 

We love creating gorgeous custom commercial stained glass for retail storefronts. Contact us today to discuss your stained glass project!