After having designed such a successful glass that is the Vaso, Giberto took it upon himself to create a twist, inspired by the electric spring colors and hues. As the traditional Murano tumbler, the Spring collection set is of six different colors: Menta in green glass with a green rim, Mare in blue glass with a turquoise rim, Cherry in red with a pink rim, Estelita in amethyst with an orange rim, Roi in grey glass with a pink rim, and Manilo in black glass with a white rim.
The Spring is the perfect glass for admiring the Murano glass masters’ knowhow, the moment in which the blowpipe is detached from the object, and the corde, those horizontal lines that form as the glass is rolled on the artisan’s work station.
The Spring is ideal for informal tabletops as well as to give a formal dinner a pop of color.
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.