“Cuore Amore pays tribute to an intimate and private moment of my life: my 25th wedding anniversary with my wife Bianca. It is a symbol of my love for her and at the same time the heart shape represents love in its purest and deep form”.
It is an object that carries deep meaning and can be used as a paperweight or ornament. It can also be engraved with initials, a phrase, or symbol. Its universal and instant message make this an object that carries sincere wishes, fit in fact to be gifted for a birthday or wedding, or as a box of sweets by the spouses themselves at their wedding, with the engraving of the date and their names on it. It can become an original name-place that guests can bring back to their homes to remember the occasion.
Cuore Amore is truly a glass sculpture made in blown glass and exists in two colors: carmine red and deep blue.
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.