After the success of the Pink Fizzy and of the Green Fizzy collections, Giberto was inspired by spring’s vibrant colors on a boat ride from Venice to Murano, by the blooming flowers in the Palazzi’s gardens and by the bright blue sky above. He knew he had found the perfect color combination for the new Blue Fizzy glasses.
While the glass is being blown in acquamarine, it is also streaked, turned and pulled. It is quite interesting to see the maestro create with the rigà menà technique. Finally, like the artist with a paintbrush, the bright orange glass paste is heat sealed to the rim.
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.