The Alessandrite vase is handblown in Murano with the purest alessandrite glass, it is the perfect one to show off a spectacular bunch of flowers.

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Dimensions: Cm 32 x 24,5
Materials: Murano Glass
Weight  3730 gr
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Like his set of drinking glasses, Giberto sees his Alessandrite Vase as a natural follow-on from the traditional Venetian “goto” tumbler.

Made of the purest alexandrite glass, the Vase changes colour depending on the light, an intriguing natural characteristic that Giberto immediately decided to include in his creations.

“Walking through the Murano furnace one sunny day, I caught sight of several pieces of beautiful lilac-coloured glass in a bin of cotisso – leftover pure blown-glass pieces. Picking up a piece, I saw the marvellously warm purple colour change into a grey-tinged icy light blue under a colder light. I immediately fell in love with alexandrite, deciding it would be perfect for my collection.”

Following on from his set of Alessandrite glasses, Giberto has continued the theme with a vase, whose larger size highlights the shifting colours to even greater effect.

Simple, ineffably elegant, yet quietly assertive, the slightly flared Alessandrite Vase is fashioned exclusively by Murano craftsmen. Its myriad shades and reflections are best offset when placed on a large table filled with beautiful lilies.

The Designer

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.

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