“The Dracula shaker has been created for a dear friend of mine and his extravagant club in St. Moritz. It has a classic shaker shape but with a twist. The black Murano glass is handblown in a mould to create the basin and its cap, which is in strong contrast with the deep red glass paste sphere sitting on top”.
This elegant and unique object is one of a kind in Giberto’s collection. It is a precious design item that can be personalised with the most unique logos, monograms or initials to create a contemporary stand-out piece in your home’s designer bar.
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.