The presse-papier in beautiful orange-red glass is dedicated to the amazing Beatrice, who accompanied us through the adventurous 2020, a complicated year for everyone. Beatrice is so energetic and joyful, regardless of the strange times, just like the color for the press papier for which she designed the beautiful B with leaves. Today, the mini paperweight can be personalised with your favorite letter. The perfect gift for any occasion, for a wedding favour or christening bonbonniere.
Handblown in Murano by glass master Giorgio Giuman, it will be different in size and color each and every time. We call this the “Murano Kiss”. There will never be two identical objects coming from this magical island in the Venetian Lagoon.
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.