The Birdcage
Circa. 1975

Di Luvio's Deli & Caterers
The History of Artistic Neon

In 1971 "ARTISTIC NEON INC." was born here in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, by Gasper Ingui, a master glass bender with over fifty years experience. In the next two decades, as Gasper's reputation grew, he was commissioned to design and fabricate neon lighting for many of New York City's most popular discos. I'm sure many of you danced the night away under Gasper's neon lights back in the day!!

Gasper taught the craft of neon at the Experimental Glass Workshop in New York City for several years. Some of his students are still operating successful neon shops across the country.

Neon, at that time, was seen as a dying art form with fewer than 200 glass benders across the country and thanks to Gaspers' teachings, he kept the craft alive.

In 1986 Robbie began a rigorous apprenticeship which lasted 6 years. Only then could he be called a master glass bender. The ability to control hot molten tubes of glass proved to be difficult, but with dedication, long hours of practice and Gaspers' guidance, Robbie became very proficient at his craft. Robbie now has 14 years under his belt and enjoys the challenges of his varied projects. Gasper and Robbie personally design and fabricate everything from lighting in your home, sculptures on your wall, neon tables, neon accented mirrors, neon clocks as well as many other neon art objects. We can customize almost anything and we do restorations on old signs as well.

Did you know that neon is one of the worlds most efficient forms of lighting? It produces little or no heat and is available in a full spectrum of colors. At "ARTISTIC NEON INC." we are very serious about our art form and our business. Do you have any projects you would like to discuss? View our site and see just a few pieces, but bear in mind we can create almost anything out of neon. We also produce cut out, cast and fabricated dimensional lettering out of many materials. Call us! We are available for consultations and you will always speak with an owner. What can we help you with?

Gasper & Robbie Ingui