The Summer glasses are the most linear and clean of Giberto’s collection. Simple as life is in summer. They have the traditional Vaso shape and are in crystal with a colorful painted rim, inspired by the season. White as the candid linens and cottons, green as the blooming vegetation, blue as the ocean and red as those firing sunsets.
The transparency makes the glass ideal for any sort of table, from the most elegant with all rims matching, to the most eclectic and informal with different color rims as a green field with blooming flowers.
The Summer are ideal for water, wine, beer or any sort of cocktail or drink on the rocks.
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.