The Magic of Art Glass
There’s not a single item among the objects created by Giberto Arrivabene that isn’t the result of skilled and meticulous craftsmanship.
Each piece derives from a watercolour sketch made by Giberto on tracing paper:
“When I see something that inspires me, or an object that I like, I sketch and rework it – then move on to the realization of it.”
The glass, the main material in the collections, is worked exclusively in Murano. Each glass, each specific object, is blown by master glassmakers in the Venetian furnaces.
Giberto takes his watercolours to discuss with them and refine the project, check its feasibility, and to make eventual changes.
Once the desired shape has been obtained, it’s time for the decorations.
The engravings, which adorn many of the pieces, are done in Murano.
In fact it is there, according to tradition, that the best artisans reside, who are able to reproduce Giberto’s designs on the delicate surface of the glass, like the coats of arms on the “Goto” glasses or the facades of the “Palazzo” glasses.
For the objects that involve the use of other materials such as silver, vermeil, bronze or steel, Giberto Arrivabene turns to artisans in Milan and Florence.
They have the difficult task of assembling metal with glass, or fitting together, piece by piece, the different parts of each object designed by Giberto.
It is a work of great precision and meticulous care, that requires great skill and experience.
The semi-precious stones that decorate the glasses and the frames are from India.
Creativity, experience and skill – three fundamental elements employed to obtain products that are unique, irreplaceable and of refined beauty.