The Laguna glass is hand-blown in Murano in an hexagonal shape. It is light and thin and characterized by a rich red, deep as Titian’s painted silks, and a white profile. Adding the rim is an extremely delicate operation because it must be hot sealed with great care as to not shatter the glass.
It is an object that re-invents tradition and creates a modern and fresh object ideal for wine, water, any soft drink or spritz. The latter, filled with the orange color of the Aperol, will be able to brilliantly accentuate the deep red of the glass.
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.