Top 10 most unusual vases in the world

Saturday, 16/12/2023 | 16:01 UTC-5

While the concept of a vase is relatively straightforward, designers and artists around the world have created unique and unusual vases that challenge traditional notions.

Here's a list of ten exceptionally creative and unconventional vases:

  1. Inception Vase:

    • This vase gives the illusion of a floating flower arrangement. The design features an inverted pyramid-shaped container that reflects flowers through strategically placed mirrors, creating a mesmerizing effect.

      Inception Vase

  2. Quaquaversal Vase:

    • Designed by Japanese artist Eiji Yuzawa, the Quaquaversal Vase defies gravity by appearing to balance on its corner. Its unconventional shape challenges the typical upright form of a vase.

      Quaquaversal Vase

  3. Melting Vase:

    • Created by the design studio FRONT for Moooi, the Melting Vase appears as though it's in the process of melting. The distorted and fluid design adds a surreal touch to any floral arrangement.

      Melting Vase

  4. Stackable Tetris Vases:

    • Inspired by the classic video game Tetris, these vases by designer Stephanie Choplin can be stacked and rearranged to create various shapes and patterns, adding an element of playfulness.

      Stackable Tetris Vases

  5. Cracked Log Vase:

    • Designed by Duncan Meerding, the Cracked Log Vase is made from salvaged logs with naturally occurring cracks. Fitted with LEDs, it creates a beautiful and warm ambient light.

      Cracked Log Vase

  6. Cocoon Vase:

    • This unique vase by AHSAYANE Studio features a cocoon-shaped design. The outer layer is made from a flexible material that allows the vase to change its shape based on the arrangement of flowers.

      Cocoon Vase

  7. Bullet Vase:

    • Designed by Andreas Engesvik for Menu, the Bullet Vase features a striking bullet-shaped form. Its minimalist design and unusual silhouette make it a conversation piece.

      Bullet Vase

  8. Porcelain Grenade Vase:

    • This vase, shaped like a hand grenade, is a creation of Japanese artist Taira Kuroki. The juxtaposition of the delicate porcelain material with the grenade shape adds a touch of irony and thought-provoking artistry.

      Porcelain Grenade Vase

  9. Rubber Vase by Henriette Melchiorsen:

    • Made from recycled rubber, this vase is stretchable and can accommodate various sizes of flower bouquets. Its flexible and unconventional nature challenges the rigid form of traditional vases.

      Rubber Vase by Henriette Melchiorsen

  10. Fish Vase:

    • Created by designer Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard, the Fish Vase is a playful and whimsical design that combines a vase with a fishbowl. The fish-shaped compartment at the bottom can hold water and aquatic plants.

      Fish Vase

These unique vases showcase the creativity and innovation of designers, pushing the boundaries of traditional vase design to create functional yet extraordinary pieces of art.

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What is the most famous vase in the world?

Portland Vase
Material Cameo glass
Size Height 24 cm (9.4 in), Diameter 17.7 cm (7.0 in)
Created 5–25 AD
Present location British Museum, London

What vases are worth money?

Antique Vase Values: What to Know

  • Learn About Factors Affecting Antique Vase Values. ...
  • McCoy Vases - $100 and Up. ...
  • French Faience Vases - $200 and up. ...
  • Classic 1890s Late Victorian Vases - $25 to $1000 or more. ...
  • Art Noveau Transitional Vases - $100 and Up. ...
  • Hobnail Milk Glass Vases - $10 and Up. ...
  • 1920s Haeger Vases - $10 and Up.

What country is known for vases?

It was the ancient Greeks who are best known for having produced beautiful vases that could be both decorative and functional. The Greeks had a number of different uses for their vases, but their discovery of new ways of decorating these vases meant that they acquired new, symbolic meanings.

What type of vase is best? 

Round and fishbowl vases make for a classic arrangement. They are perfect for florals with large heads like hydrangeas, peonies and roses. For a casual arrangement, a loose bunch of flowers look great in a fishbowl vase.

What is the oldest vase in the world?

original Warka Vase

The original Warka Vase, dated to c. 3200–3000 BC. National Museum of Iraq, March 2019. The bottom register displays naturalistic components of life, including water and plants, such as date palm, barley, and wheat.

What vase sold for 7.5 million?

Last week, Osenat auctioned a Chinese tianquiping vase for more than 7.7 million euros ($7.5 million)—9.1 million euros ($8.8 million) after fees. The problem is that the art expert who appraised it for the French auction house expected it to fetch less than 2,000 euros ($1,940).

Why are Ming vases so expensive?

A signed Ming vase by a celebrated craftsman dramatically affected its price, such was their reputation as the most highly-skilled artisans of their age. In the same way in Europe at the time, paintings signed by the most famous Renaissance artists commanded a far higher premium than those that were not.

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