“Within Giberto’s collections the Mascia is the the glass with the most audacious color combination: it is full of personality and grit”. The Mascia is very large in dimensions, slightly flared, and hand blown in see through orange Murano glass with a black border. This decisive contrast makes it a designer glass that has a presence.
A logo or numbers can be added with enamel making the object more precious and personalized.
The Mascia is perfect to serve non-alcoholic beverages or cocktails, such as the magnificent Venetian spritz at sunset, orange as the glass itself.
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.