The Cecilia vase is a precious gem in the collection. With its tiny dimension and special craquelè technique, it represents a unicum in Giberto production. It can hosts one special flower and a flower gives name to its sophisticated colour, wisteria.
Created from the special long lasting collaboration with Maestro Gianni Seguso in Murano, it is the perfect vase for those with demanding tastes. The essential and delicate shape is enriched by the bubbles and crackles, attained with a magical technique that involves cold water during the creation process.
This vase describes Giberto’s creative soul and its nuance reminds us of the identity of our Venetian brand.
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.