“Cherry is for the color of the fruit, as the color of the glass is, as the color of vivacity. But Cherry is also a dear friend’s name, English artist with incredible energy who has been adopted by Venice”. Cherry is a large glass, slightly flared. Hand blown in red Murano glass with a pink glass paste rim. The difference of tones with red grading into pink makes this an object of antique elegance. With the polish technique anything can be painted, numbers or logos in the same color as the rim.
Because of its dimensions the Cherry is ideal for cocktails, smoothies and a great homemade iced tea or sweet tea on a hot summer day. Or – why not – an elegant and unusual toothbrush holder.
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.