The Sapphire designs and fabricates theatrical sets, museum exhibits, commercial and residential environments. We excel at turning ideas into impressive realities. Our team creates the highest quality faux finishes, scenic painting and murals, along with durable and functional exhibit casework, custom furniture and kiosks. We are also a licensed, bonded and insured General Contractor and we perform historic restoration services.
David Orr, The Sapphire’s Producing Director and Lead Artist for Production Services, can help you successfully complete your project. With over three decades of experience, David has worked all over the country, as a fine art painter, scenic artist, sculptor, designer, master carpenter and project manager. The Sapphire production team is comprised of skilled carpenters, painters and sculptors who approach every project as if they are making a work of art.
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THEATRE SETS & PROPS
All manner of theatrical stage design including set design (SketchUp), building props and sets (pieces or in entirety), management of load-in/load-out. Examples include Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Newfields; Summit Performance Indianapolis’ Skeleton Crew at the Phoenix Theatre (set design by Mejah Balams); 1980 at Storefront Theatre Indianapolis; Frog Prince set design and build at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Lilly Theatre; Behind the Curtain set design for Butler Opera; Sleeping Goddess for Brower/Jacques Design exhibit at 2016 Indiana Flower & Patio Show.
DECORATIVE PAINTINGS & FAUX FINISHES
Paint treatments and decorative finishes; replication of patterns and/or materials; historic restoration; surface repair/preparation; from touch-ups to large projects. Examples include Seti’s Tomb at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Indiana Statehouse – Offices of the Attorney General and Fowler Theatre.
EXHIBIT CASEWORK, CUSTOM FURNITURE, KIOSKS & SIGNAGE
Customized cabinetry, display cases, furniture for exhibits and tradeshows, museums, retail and more; museum-quality work with museum-specific expertise; various sizes, surfaces and types of materials; tailored to technology as needed. Examples include COVID-19 Barriers for the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Young & Laramore; Rookwood Trophy Case and Casework for the Tennis Museum at the Western & Southern Open; Eli Lilly/You Are There Exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society,F.C. Cincinnati‘s CTI Cincinnatus Club planter boxes & lightsConference Table and Media Wall for Young & Larimore; Signage for Mercurious Designs.
SCENIC PAINTING, MURALS & FINE ART
From theatres to interior spaces or building exteriors – we can paint it! Image design and/or design execution; award-winning scenic artistry and mural work; fine art paintings. Examples include: Mural in pool area at Hyatt Place Indianapolis (Downtown); The Luxurious Underpass mural for the Arts Council of Indianapolis; Lady Victory mural in an historic home.
RENOVATIONS, HISTORIC RESTORATION including PLASTER WORK
New construction, historical restoration, replication and repairs to existing structures; creation of architectural details using a variety of industry standard materials; small- and larger-scale; project management or collaboration with general contractors. Examples include Storefront Theatre Indianapolis, The Indiana Statehouse – Offices of the Attorney General and Fowler Theatre.