The blue Laguna glasses are the sea, the Mediterranean Sea, perhaps the most gorgeous in the world. The fresh sea, the deep sea. The sea and its changing intensity with the changing depth of the water. They are also the sky, the summer sky but also the frisky winter sky.
At the same time our glasses are many different things, they are perfect for a strong vodka tonic, but also for a smoothie at breakfast. And finally, they are ideal for drinking the most delicious glass of fresh water.
They are handmade in Murano where the glass Master united his art and his passion in each object he creates. They are blown one at the time, you will never find two that are perfectly identical and this makes them even more special.
The life of Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga is viscerally linked to Venice. His childhood memories, the most beautiful, are those that have taken place in the rooms of Palazzo Papadopoli, between frescoes of Tiepolo and family affection. “In my earliest memories Venice had other colours. It was more obscure, dramatic, decayed and deeply romantic – simply beautiful. There wasn’t the same light like there is today – more dazzling perhaps, but less poetic.”
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.