Trendy vases take inspiration from classical art.

Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome return to be a source of inspiration for vases and other furnishing accessories. A trend that I had already “spotted” at the Maison & Objet in September 2019 and that I had talked about here.

Contemporary vases reinterpret ancient art with new shapes and unusual colors. In fact, the designers return to take inspiration from classical art by recalling the shapes of ceramics or architectural elements such as columns and capitals.

A trend that blends the past with the future and that reinterprets history in a new and often ironic way.

The vases in the HKliving’s Greek collection, for example, are inspired by Hellenic temples. The Greek C vase is a miniature column, with the typical grooves and the Ionic-style capital.

HK Living

HK Living

Aso the vases designed by Analogia Project for Driade playfully revisit the classical architectural orders, referring in particular to the moldings of the Vitruvian orders.


Other designers take inspiration from ancient ceramics. The Kora collection designed by Studiopepe for Atipico takes up the typical shape of the amphorae in a stylized way while the vases of PaolaC’s New Roman collection celebrate the ceramics of Ancient Rome but revisiting it in an original and contemporary way.


Paola C

Ferm Living is inspired by mythology and the vases of the Muses collection have the names of the Greek Muses.

Ferm Living


Here the selection of my favorite vases inspired by classic art.

1 – Vase Greek C [HKliving, 22x14x36cm]

2 – Vase Greek A [HKliving, 21.5×21.5×32.5cm]

3 – Kora Vase [Atipico, Ø24xH52.5, €280]

4 – Ordini [Driade, vaso Ø 20x H45cm – vaso Ø.14xH45]

5 – Paper Vase Icarus [Octaevo, 26.5x29cm, €19.50]

6 – Set 4 vases Roman Sunset [Pols Potten, €175]

7 – Ania [Ferm Living, 20x26x13cm, €65]

8 – Clio [Ferm Living, 13.5x30x13.5 cm, €79]

9 – Titus III [Paola C, Ø10xH21, da €149]

10 – Issima! [Bosa, Ø14xH45 cm – Ø19xH45cm]


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