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Modern Vases

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
21st Century Modern Set of 2 Boxes Dandara Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 Wooden Boxes with Lid Dandara Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Dandara box set includes two wooden boxes, perfect to be dis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

21st Century Karim Rashid Large Bowl Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Kastle large bowl, Murano glass, by Karim Rashid, 21st century. Karim Rashid has conceived for Purho a mini collection of bowls and vases characterized by their faceted, structural ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

White Ceramic Kawa Vessels, Set of 3, Leather Cast Porcelain Vases
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of 3 tactile and porcelain vessels with textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. Monolithic in shape and defined by their single vertical seams, the Kawa Vessels ar...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

21st Century Alessandro Mendini Murano Glass Small Vase Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Alessandro Mendini, Petalo small vase, 6 petals, Murano glass, various colors Petal is a rounded vase that, thanks to some fine metal wires, when blown creates lobed sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Vase Vessel Decorative Abstract Sculpture Organic Shape White Marble Hand-carved
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 30, H 67 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Marble

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Spaghetti XL Vase Soft Resin Purple, Turquoise
Located in barasso, IT
Spaghetti vase, purple, turquoise. Vase in soft resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: XL - ø 30cm x H 56cm Other sizes available. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Contemporary Porcelain Vase Gold Caspò White Ceramic Hand-Painted, Italy FOS
Located in Faenza, IT
Dense layers and smooth surfaces interrupted by irregular ridges, memory of eroded rocks. Contemporary porcelain object for elegant interiors. This vase is decorated by hand with ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Gold

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Ash Vase Small, Green and White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic Ash vase in copper green glaze with white speckled base. The vase is comprised of two different clay bodies and features a raw, unglazed ceramic surface to high...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Black and White Tanzania Vase Zebra by Lalique
Located in North Miami, FL
Lalique Tanzania black vase. Limited Edition. Signatured: France & Numbered 544 etched on base. Mouth blown molded black glass decorated in relief with hand painted center frieze of ...
Category

20th Century French Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Skyscraper Series Intl. Group, Set of 10 Modern Handmade Glass Objects- In Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Skyscraper Series are sets of handmade vessels featuring vibrant colors layered atop a mirrored interior that is meant to mimic the various steel and glass structures they are in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L49 / W27 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series of sculp...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Peacock Vase Ceramic Made in Italy Turquoise
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Beauty at its best This stunning peacock vase is crafted in Italy by local artisans.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Federico Peri Trapezio Large Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Trapezio large vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. Trapezio is a vase from the Essentials collection designed by Federico Peri for Purho in spring 2021. Created fro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Peacock Vase Ceramic Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Beauty at its best this stunning peacock vase is crafted in Italy by local artisans.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

White Ceramic Kawa Vase, Pair, Leather Cast Porcelain Kawa Series by Luft Tanaka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair of tactile and organic porcelain vases with leather textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. As a result of the production process each item is one-of-a-kind. Set ...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Set of 2 Coffee Offset Vases Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 coffee offset vases big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Nicolaj Nøddesbo & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 60 / W 40 / H 48 CM Materials: Fiber concrete Offset is designed a...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Concrete

21st Century Modern Set of 6 Vases Annandale Steele Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 6 black ceramic vases Annandale Steele with Reactive Effect Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes si...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Ornamental by Lameice Abu Aker Mouth-Blown Cups " Eye Candy"
Located in Jerusalem, IL
This piece is designed by Lameice Abu Aker a Palestinian designer based in Jerusalem. mouth-blown, lampworked, and shaped, in Jaba' a small village in the Palestinian Territories. pr...
Category

2010s Palestinian Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Sculptural Vases by Elica Studio Porcelain 24K Gold Handmade Italy Contemporary
Located in London, GB
Elica Studio, Phylocallos Vanitas, 2022 porcelain, glaze, gold 24K, fired at 1260°C and third firing at 800°C. Measures: 21 x 11 x 31cm Elisabetta Bovina (b. Italy, 1961) and Car...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Gold

WeSea Donuts Mugs Signed by Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Donuts mugs signed by Pia Chevalier All the profits are donated to WeSea Organization for the protection of the Marine Environment. Each one is unique Materials: enameled earthenw...
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Earthenware

Mini Organic Modern Ceramic Wave Form Vase in Green Glaze by Forma Rosa Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wave collection offers playful geometric shapes rooted in primal forms that appeal universally. Our "Mini" version of our iconic Wave form vases is a perfect size to serve as a mu...
Category

2010s Peruvian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Set of 2 Coffee Sphere Vase Fat by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee sphere vase fat by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 22.5 / W 22.5 / H 22.5 cm Materials: ceramic The Sphere coll...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Dark Grey Cobra Double Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Dark grey cobra double mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 22 / W 6,5 / H 28 CM Materials: Ceramic A tribute to the Cobra Art...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Federico Peri Cilindro Small Glossy Vase Murano Glass Various Color
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Cilindro Small Glossy-Transparent vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. Cilindro is a vase from the Essentials collection designed by Federico Peri for Purho in spring...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

21st Century Karim Rashid King Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid king vase Murano glass various colors. King designed by Karim Rashid is a curvaceous vase that combine regality with visual wit. Proposed in combination wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Set of 2 Coffee Duck Plate Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee duck plate miniby 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L30 / W30 / H9,5 cm Materials: Ceramic Reminiscent of little, i...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Black Narcisse Vase by Najma Temsoury
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Narcisse vase by Najma Temsoury Dimensions: D 16.6 x W 30 x H 45 cm Materials: Solid wood with veneer, stainless steel tube, the lens in PMMA with diameter 300 mm. Also ava...
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 4 Dark Grey Kabin Vase Tall by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 4 Dark Grey Kabin Vase Tall by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L10 / W10 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Kabin is a collection...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 4 Sand Medio Sphere Vase Bubl by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 4 sand Medio Sphere vase bubl by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 18 / W 8 / H 26 CM Materials: Ceramic The Sphere collec...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Steel Bottle by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Steel Bottle by Lukasz Friedrich Dimensions: 39 x 5 x H 24,5 cm Materials: Steel, Black Patina Lukasz Friedrich (born 1980), lives and works in Warsaw. He is a self-taught des...
Category

2010s European Modern Vases

Materials

Steel

Black Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L49 / W27 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series of sculpt...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Unique Trio of Bottles, Hand-Sculpted and Signed by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of three brass and steel bottles Signed and numbered vases Measures: brass bottle 16.5 x 5 x H 39.5 Finish: patinated brass, wax White steel bottle 40 x 6 x H 28,5 cm Fini...
Category

2010s European Modern Vases

Materials

Brass

21 th Murano Vase glass Black and White by Carlo Nason, Cow Model
Located in Valladolid, ES
A stunning Murano glass vase with a striking design, ‘COW’ model. A large vase made by Murano Vetreria. Black and white colour, made with a first lattimo glass layer, ‘incamiciato’ w...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Dove Vase by Cosmin Florea
Located in Geneve, CH
Dove vase by Cosmin Florea Unique piece Dimensions: W 40 x D 15 x H 45 cm Materials: Stoneware Inspired by my love for pristine nature, this sculptural vase channels the shape ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Flip Vase by Pete Pongsak
Located in Geneve, CH
Flip vase by Pete Pongsak 2019 Materials: White onyx Dimensions: Ø 30.5 x H 18 cm Made in Italy 2 options for flower display. Hand craved from a single piece of stone. Arc...
Category

2010s English Modern Vases

Materials

Onyx

Sommercalmo 83, a Unique glass Vase in clear, black & orange by Vic Bamforth
Located in London, GB
Sommercalmo 83 is a unique handblown sculptural vase by the British artist Vic Bamforth. Striking black and orange meet and are encased in clear glass to create this stunning piece. ...
Category

2010s British Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass, Art Glass

Pair of Tierra Caliente Vases by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Tierra Caliente vases by Onora Dimensions: D 20 x H 30 cm Materials: Clay Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. W...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Clay

Brota 3, Soapstone Vase by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Brota 3 - Soapstone vase by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: 15 (Ø) x 40 (H) ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Vases

Materials

Soapstone

Handmade Modern Black and White Splattered Ceramic Rock Vase
Located in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, AR
One of a kind hand-thrown ceramic centerpiece vase for tabletop or sill. Perfect for your favorite flower arrangements or for decorative use, the size of it makes it a true art piece...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Modern Side Table/Vase, Mouth Blown Glass with Polished Brass, by Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique small side table/vase in hand blown clear glass and round brass table top.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Brass

Oak Narcisse Vase by Najma Temsoury
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak Narcisse vase by Najma Temsoury Dimensions: D 16.6 x W 30 x H 45 cm Materials: Solid wood with veneer, stainless steel tube, the lens in PMMA with diameter 300 mm. Also avail...
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Stainless Steel

ISIDE I19, Woman's Moorish Head, Handmade in Sicily, 2021, Golden, Size L
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art that comb...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Enamel

Suzanne Ramie for Atelier Madoura, Unique Art Deco Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Suzanne Ramie (1905-1974) for Atelier Madoura. Unique Art Deco vase in glazed stoneware. Beautiful crackled glaze in sand shades. Mid-20th century. Measures: 14.8 x 9.2 cm. In ex...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

No.89 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.89 stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 9 x H 14 cm Materials: Grogged stoneware, satin cream glaze Variations of size and colour available ...
Category

2010s British Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Set of 2 Black Guggenheim Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 black Guggenheim mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 32 / W 7 / H 34 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series ...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Karim Rashid Coppa Bowl Transparent Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid Coppa bowl transparent Murano glass various colors. Designed by Karim Rashid, Coppa is a small glass container with round, sinuous, markedly colored shapes...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Soapstone Amorfo 07 by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Soapstone Amorfo 07 by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: Ø 40 x H 7 cm ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist and des...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Vases

Materials

Soapstone

Thelma Decorative Wood Vase with Black, White and Gold Pattern by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A decorative wooden vase detailed with a black, white and gold hand painted pattern.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Vases

Materials

Wood

Modern Metal Vase Ekster CS11 by Noom in Brushed Stainless Steel
Located in Paris, FR
Ekster vase, one of the vases from the "Suprematic" collection. Collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist move...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Vases

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Murano Modern Carved Black over Red Italian Art Glass Sculptural Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown black over red core Italian art glass sculptural flower vase with carved surface. Created in the manner of the Venini company. The piece has carved circle...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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 Vases

Materials

Terracotta

No.104 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.104 Stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 15 x H 24 cm Materials: Black stoneware, Satin Cream Glaze Variations of size and colour available. ...
Category

2010s British Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Bryen Vase by Lilia Cruz Corona Garduño
Located in Geneve, CH
Bryen vase by Lilia Cruz Corona Garduño Dimensions: W 26 x D 32 x H 9 cm Materials: High-temperature Ceramics (Stoneware) and Vitrified Glaze Platalea studio was born out of a p...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Goddess E15, Woman's Moorish Head, Handmade in Sicily Vase, Size S, Bichrome
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art that co...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Enamel

Large Green and Grey Ceramic Vase Signed Chance 1973 French Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Imposant architectural stoneware ceramic vase Unique handmade piece Signed CHANCE 73 Elegant stoneware green and grey glazes colors. Abstract decoration . Excellent co...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Soviet Vase by Daniel Nikolovski
Located in Geneve, CH
Soviet vase by Daniel Nikolovski Dimensions: W 20 x D 20 x H 28 cm Material: Glazed Ceramic Paying homage to Soviet Architecture, more specifically a catholic church in the city...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Ceramic Vase Red Model by George Sowden for Superego Editions.
Located in Milan, Italy
Red ceramic vase of the RedYellowBlack collection designed by George Sowden and produced by Superego Editions. Limited edition of 50 pieces. Signed and numbered. Biography George J....
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Pigmenti Large Vase in Glazed Grape Glass by Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With the Pigmenti collection, Venini aims to send out a sign of renewal through the development of a classic form as the expression of a contemporary interior design accessory. PIGME...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

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