Since the XVI century, at the Casinò di Venezia and in private homes, the game table was covered with a green cloth, symbol of dare and challenge. A dare because fortune, like the wind, can change in the blink of an eye. A challenge because in card games the winner is always the sharpest. The result of much research on color, shape, size and technique, throughout over two years of experimentation the glass still holds its original playful nature, a detail that can be grasped while sipping from it and taking a look at its base, a hypnotic spiral of color that will give your table a mesmerizing look.
This glass’ production was such a challenge to achieve in Murano that it carries the name Veronica, bringer of victory. It was in fact Veronica, a wonderful Muranese young lady, who was able to solve the equation and allow us to create this glass, which we obviously dedicated to her.
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.