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Arnolfo di Cambio: Where Masterpieces are Crafted, and Dreams Envisioned.

Embracing the world of Arnolfo di Cambio is an invitation to indulge in the exquisite realm of crystal craftsmanship. Purchasing an object born from their meticulous hands is not just an acquisition; it's an immersion into a realm where crystal's inherent beauty is elevated to its zenith.

With each purchase, you're not only obtaining a masterfully crafted piece but also stepping into a legacy of Italian artistry, where engravings, luminance, and the mesmerizing play of light are heightened by the embrace of traditional techniques.

Embarking on this journey takes you back to the genesis, where the story of Arnolfo di Cambio unfolds – a tale of enterprise, innovation, and artistry.

Established in 1963 in Colle Val d'Elsa, Italy, the company owes its triumphant journey to the visionary spirits of its founding members spanning three generations. They were pioneers relentlessly exploring new frontiers in technology, culminating in innovative creations that bestowed upon Arnolfo di Cambio a distinct design ethos.

In over five decades, the brand has woven the heritage of master glassblowers with technological innovation, a legacy shaped by collaborations with celebrated designers. This union has forged the brand's unmistakable style, making an indelible mark on the world stage.

Distinguished designers like Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Marco Zanuso, and others have lent their creative impetus to reinterpret the classics, enhancing both form and function. The company's emblem is now synonymous with international exhibitions, accolades, and publications that have cultivated global appreciation from the public, designers, and institutions alike.

Arnolfo di Cambio stands tall as a venerated Italian crystal manufacturer, embodying a blend of tradition and innovation, elegance, and unique artistry within each piece.

Beyond the creative realm, Arnolfo di Cambio has embarked on a dynamic partnership with fashion brands, adding another dimension to their prowess. Licensing collaborations with renowned fashion houses like Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, and Valentino have further fortified the brand's global presence.

Case in point: The Cibi Double Old Fashioned Glass – a true marvel, famously known as "The Bladerunner Glass."

Crafted with meticulous artistry, this handcrafted crystal glass is a dream come true for whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs of vintage libations.

Enclosed in an exquisite and sophisticated package, this glass is a statement piece that exudes opulence and refinement.

The CIBI collection, envisioned by the renowned Italian designer Cini Boeri, boasts an X-shaped body that not only adds a sense of dynamic movement but also offers a comfortable and secure grip. However, the true allure of the CIBI collection extends far beyond its exquisite design. This collection has earned its place in the annals of cinema history.

In a twist of fate, an unknown patron visited the prestigious "Magic Crystal by Arnolfo di Cambio" store in Beverly Hills on a serene spring day in 1981. Mesmerized by the beauty of the CIBI collection, the customer purchased several glasses, unknowingly becoming part of a legendary cinematic journey.

A year later, Ridley Scott's visionary masterpiece, "Blade Runner," graced the silver screen, captivating audiences worldwide. In the movie, the enigmatic android hunter Deckard, portrayed by the talented Harrison Ford, savoured his dram of Johnny Walker Black Label whisky from none other than the Cini Boeri-designed Old Fashioned glass – the very same glass that now carries the illustrious title of "The Bladerunner Glass."

Cini Boeri, a native of Milan and a distinguished graduate of the Polytechnic in 1951, emerged as a rising star in the world of design under the tutelage of the esteemed Giò Ponti. Her talent blossomed further when she collaborated with Marco Zanuso, solidifying her position as one of the most influential Italian designers of the latter half of the 20th century.

With the Cibi Double Old Fashioned Glass, you not only hold a masterpiece of craftsmanship but also a piece of cinematic history. The glass embodies a harmonious blend of elegance and functionality, epitomizing the artistic spirit of Cini Boeri's design philosophy.

The glass is carefully hand-blown by Arnolfo di Cambio's skilled artisans, utilizing traditional techniques passed down through generations. Each piece is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the craftsmen, as they breathe life into molten glass, shaping it into a vessel that captures the essence of both the past and the future.


Words by AW.

Photos courtesy of Arnolfo di Cambio.


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