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Modern Urns

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Set/5 Ceramic Pots, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Hailey & Henry Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic vases and three pots, perfect ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Set/8 Vases, Ceramic Vases, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Steele & Graham Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes eight waterproof ceramic vases, perfect to be displ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

STACKED Mahogany Rimmed Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this planetary like vessel utilizes salvaged mahogany sourced from a variety of places, including some from a sinker log from the Amazon...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

Pair of Rock Crystal Decorative Small Urns
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of rock crystal decorative small urns, from Brazil hand carved.
Category

20th Century Brazilian Modern Urns

Materials

Rock Crystal

Pair of Italian Marble Vases
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful pair of carved and polished Italian marble vases from the 1980s. The larger one has is light gray with a little blush. The smaller one is a blush pink color. Dimensions...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Urns

Materials

Marble

Set/8 Ceramic Vases, White & Peach, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/8 Ceramic Jars, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes eight waterproof ceramic jars, perfect to be displayed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Set/6 Ceramic Vases, White & Blue, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/6 Ceramic Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes six waterproof ceramic vases, perfect to be displayed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Monolith CC by Bravo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Monolith CC by Bravo Studio Materials: Cobarbalita stone Dimensions: Ø 11.2 × 14.4 cm Monolithic objects in Cobarbalita stone This new series of objects developed by the Chi...
Category

2010s Chilean Modern Urns

Materials

Stone

Set/3 Vases, Ceramic Vases, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Nebula Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes three waterproof ceramic vases, perfect to be displayed to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Set/4 Ceramic Vases w/ Leather, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Philip Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes four waterproof ceramic vases, perfect to be displayed toget...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Metal

Blue Fugit Vase by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue Fugit vase by Mason Editions Design: Matteo Fiorini Dimensions: 12 × 15 × 34 cm Materials: Iron and Pirex glass Fugit vase consists of a metal sheet that seems to turn and clos...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Iron

Set/2 Pots, Ceramic Pots, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Chaucer Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect to be displa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Volume 2 Vase by Milan Pekař
Located in Geneve, CH
Volume 2 vase by Milan Pekar Dimensions: D15 x H24 cm Materials: Glaze, Porcelain Hand-made in the Czech Republic. Also Available: different colors and patterns Establish...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

2 Murano Studio Art Glass Ruffled Satin Mantel Vase Pair Yellow Brown Striped 12
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of yellow and brown vintage striped satin glass, Murano studio made vases with ruffled top edge.    
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Urns

Materials

Art Glass

Travertine Scalinata "Rovinette" Vase, Ilaria Bianchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertine Scalinata "Rovinette" vase - Ilaria Bianchi Dimensions: 12 x 16 x 16 cm Materials: Travertine marble Rovinette, the new desk object collection designed by Ilaria Bian...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Travertine

Trumpet Vase by Milan Pekař
Located in Geneve, CH
Trumpet vase by Milan Pekar Dimensions: D x H10 cm Materials: Matt Barium Blue Glaze with Nickel Oxide, Porcelain Hand-made in the Czech Republic. Also Available: different ...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

Mila Peking Glass Tall Ginger Jar with Lid by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall ginger jar with lid Mila Peking glass Hand carved Limited edition Robert Kuo glass pieces are made from the traditional Peking glass technique of forming hollow glass, fro...
Category

2010s Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

Meh by Mathieu Frossard
Located in Geneve, CH
Meh by Mathieu Frossard Dated and Signed by the Artist Dimensions: 34 x 22 x 22 cm Materials: Earthenware, Glaze, Gold Luster Unique Piece Mathieu Frossard makes things, mainl...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Earthenware

'Vanitas Wine Set' Hand Blown Glass Decanter and Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Vanitas Wine Set' Hand blown glass decanter by Simone Crestani. Set Includes 1 Vanitas Decanter and 2 Vanitas Wine Glasses. 3 pieces in total. Vanitas Decanter and Vanitas Wine G...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Glass

Marc Newson's Newson Vase in Polish White Ceramic for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The Newson Vase, by Marc Newson, is made of white ceramic with a shiny finish. The vase is equipped with a removable lid with three holes, also making it suitable for use as a flower...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Raaquu Raku Fired Omoide Urn in 170 Cubic Inches S/N8000002 Art Series, Malaysia
Located in Petaling Jaya, MY
Omoide ~ (???) - Memories The passing of a loved one will always be a defining moment in a person's life. The Omoide Urn is a one of a kind ceramic art piece that offers a focal...
Category

2010s Malaysian Modern Urns

Materials

Copper

Dora Maar Urn
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain Reverie. Our Dora Maar Urn gives good face from every angle, an unglazed finish highlighting the muse's flawless features in fabulously delicate detail. Inspired by Dora Ma...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

Sea Green Ceramic Vase Contemporary 21st Century Italian Unique Piece
Located in London, GB
Violante Lodolo D'Oria, Sea green elliptical vase, 2021, glazed stoneware. W29cm x H31cm New stunning piece created by ceramic artist Violante Lodolo d' Oria. The layering of diff...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Raaquu Raku Fired Omoide Urn in S/N8000017 Art Series, Malaysia
Located in Petaling Jaya, MY
Omoide ~ (???) - Memories The passing of a loved one will always be a defining moment in a person's life. The Omoide Urn is a one of a kind ceramic art piece that offers a focal...
Category

2010s Malaysian Modern Urns

Materials

Copper

21st Century Herma Vase in Marble and 3D Printed ABS by Richard Yasmine
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
"Herma small container comes with the idea of overcoming the horrifying reality of war through irony. The rocket thus becomes a humorous, yet functional, home accessory. An object th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Brass

Matteo Zorzenoni Crystal Ball Single Vase in Ash and Green Glass for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The magical rubber bubbles that became a cult game of the 1990s were the inspiration behind Matteo Zorzenoni’s crystal ball vases, these decorative elements made of delicate spheres ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Ash

Tomoko Mizu Acrylic Vase in Red and Orange for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Acrylic vase by Tomoko Mizu is made of plexiglass and is available in three different sizes, in set color pairings. The transparent finish is matched with colorful inserts, to create...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Plexiglass

Urn by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urn by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 34 x W 34 x H 57 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 37 kg available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish, Please contact us. Rick Owens is ...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Bronze

Raaquu Raku Fired Omoide Urn in 170 Cubic Inches S/N8000010 Art Series, Malaysia
Located in Petaling Jaya, MY
Omoide ~ (???) - Memories The passing of a loved one will always be a defining moment in a person's life. The Omoide Urn is a one of a kind ceramic art piece that offers a focal...
Category

2010s Malaysian Modern Urns

Materials

Copper

STACKED Walnut Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's Stacked Collection, this traditional vase form was made using reclaimed walnut sourced and salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Walnut, Scrap Wood

Italian Blue Marble Urn Vases, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial pair of urn style blue marble vases, circa mid-20th century, Italy. Marble has black veining and is beautifully carved and polished smooth. Dimensions: 8....
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble

'Vanitas Decanter' Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Vanitas Decanter' Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani Vanitas Decanter is one of the pieces from the Vanitas Collection. "Vanitas Collection: An exquisite combination of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Glass

Raaquu Raku Fired Omoide Urn in 170 cubic inches S/N8000007 Art Series, Malaysia
Located in Petaling Jaya, MY
Omoide ~ (思い出) - Memories The passing of a loved one will always be a defining moment in a person's life. The Omoide Urn is a one of a kind ceramic art piece that offers a focal p...
Category

2010s Malaysian Modern Urns

Materials

Copper

20th Century Murano Glass Round Vase with Green Flecks, Attributed to Caramea
Located in Villaverla, IT
20th century Murano glass round vase with green flecks, Attributed to Caramea. This beautiful amber color vase was entirely made in the island of Murano in the 1990s, and it is attr...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

STACKED Small Mahogany Vessel, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED collection, this urn shaped vessel is made from reclaimed mahogany. The salvaged mahogany came from a variety of places, including some from a "sink...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Mahogany, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap ...

STACKED Squat Maple Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this spherical vase is made from reclaimed maple. The salvaged wood offcuts were sourced from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. Th...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

Tall STACKED Oak Vessel, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this wooden vase is made from reclaimed red and white oak. The salvaged wood was sourced from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops, as...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Chestnut

STACKED Spalted Maple Vessel, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed California redwood salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring shows ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

21st Century Glacoja Vase in hand-sculpted methacrylate by Analogia Project
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
"Glacoja is a unique vase with a vivid colored heart, sculpted through technology and craftsmanship from a block of plexiglass. Excavated from the heart of a glacier, formed through ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Acrylic

Modern Cast Brass, Chiseled Timber and Resin Dawa Ice Bucket
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This modern ice bucket is part of the egg designs Dawa luxury bar collection and is a great addition to any home cocktail bar, or simply as a place to keep a bottle of your favorite ...
Category

2010s South African Modern Urns

Materials

Brass

Orange Ochre, Medium by Daniele Giannetti
Located in Geneve, CH
Orange Ochre, Medium by Daniele Giannetti (Handmade, Hand-Painted) Dimensions: D22 x H22 cm Materials: Terracotta Also Available: Big and small sizes All pieces are made in t...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Terracotta

STACKED Walnut Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vessel uses reclaimed walnut. The salvaged wood was sourced from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural colorin...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

Pair of Sky Blue Ceramic Vases Contemporary 21st Century Italian Unique Piece
Located in London, GB
Violante Lodolo D'Oria, pair of sky blue squarish vases with niches, 2022, glazed stoneware, multiple glazes, measures W 17cm x H 28cm. New stunning pieces created by ceramic arti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Pair of Red Italian Murano Urns
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of red Italian Murano urns made in the 20th Century. Dimensions: 24"H x 12"D.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Murano Glass

STACKED Oak Rocker Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this asymmetrical this "rocker" vessel lays on it's side and has a gentle rock when touched. It is constructed from reclaimed red and wh...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Chestnut, Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

STACKED Triple-Fluted Maple Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed maple. The wood was salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural coloring...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap...

STACKED Single-Fluted Maple Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed maple. The wood was salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural coloring...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap...

Set/5 Jars & Pots, White, Glass, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/5 Ceramic Jars & Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes three waterproof ceramic jars and two glass pot...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Gold Leaf

Set/8 Ceramic Jars & Pots, White & Pink, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/8 Ceramic Jars & Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes five ceramic jars and three ceramic pots, both ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

STACKED Medium Walnut Vessel, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this spherical vase is made from reclaimed walnut. The reclaimed walnut was sourced and salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood s...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

STACKED Sculpture No 4. Made of Salvaged Mahogany by Richard Haining
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is Richard's third free-form exploration using his signature STACKED style. As with all of his work, this sculpture was built, sculpted, and finished entirely by hand. To the co...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

STACKED Double-Fluted Maple Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed maple. The wood was salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural coloring...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap...

STACKED Triple Ring Vesse by Richard Haining, salvaged Heart Pine, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this Three Ringed Vase was made using reclaimed Heart Pine from building joists salvaged from a gutted Brooklyn Brownstone's. These NYC ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, Pine, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap ...

Cubist Ceramic Vase, Europe 20th Century
Located in London, GB
An elegant Cubist ceramic vase beautifully formed with an asymmetric body and fine surface detailing. The vase is made from tonal layering and patches accented with surface scoring a...
Category

20th Century European Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Daniel Eltner & Alessandro Mendini Diavoletti Family Vase in Pink for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The Diavoletti Family by Daniel Eltner is a collection of three different vases, each with a distinct color. Red Diavoletto, pink Diavoletta and yellow Diavoletto form an enigmatic c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Esker Vase in Biscuit Porcelain by POL
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
"The unworldly beauty of ceramic in a sculpture by POL, realized exclusively for JCP Universe. Esker is a line of biscuit porcelain vases built with the rubble of ceramic factories. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

21st Century Esker Small Vase in Biscuit Porcelain by POL
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
"The unworldly beauty of ceramic in a sculpture by POL, realized exclusively for JCP Universe. Esker is a line of biscuit porcelain vases built with the rubble of ceramic factories. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

Rene Lalique Charmilles Vase
Located in Countryside, IL
Rene Lalique Charmilles Vase This vase measures: 13 wide x 13 deep x 14 inches high This Vase is in Excellent Vintage Condition. We take our photos in a controlled lighting stud...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Glass

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