The Palla pitcher is blown in fumè colored glass and enriched by a rim of ruby glass. It has a strong round shape, emphasized by the rigà-menà decoration that gives it a certain sphyral movement. Palla is an elegant object, perfect to serve water and wine. It is particularly fit for red wines because their color plays with the nuances of the rim. The jug can be used, for its color and craftsmanship, in combination with the Noemi and Tancredi glasses, as well as with Julia glasses, as they share the same rounded shape.
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.