What are the holidays without some dreamy gold? Giberto first created this shot glass for the holiday season. He started out by looking at the Jai glasses, then chose to produce something a little larger, and to embellish it with festive red and green stones. The glass is Murano crystal glass and gold, which completely covers the base of the object and is more diffused on the body and rim of the glass.
Handblown in the world-renowned Murano furnaces, these shot glasses are the ideal to share a one of a kind glass of cheer.
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.