The Fizzy glasses have the classic cylindrical shape of Murano’s Goto, softened by the rigà-menà technique that lightens the thickness of the glass, plays with the different hues when light reflects off it and makes it extremely pleasant to the touch. The thin black rim is hot sealed to the glass and acts as counterpart to the object’s pink rim.
Adding uniqueness to the object is the pink color used, which is one of the most precious options within the chromatic kaleidoscope of Murano’s glass: the color is obtained by mixing gold and ruby dust together and by placing such mixture in the oven twice.
In its two versions – water and wine – Fizzy glasses re-interpret Venice’s tradition.
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.