1000 Vases (Bilingual edition)


1000 VASES shines a light on unique pieces made by independent designers from over 35 countries

This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2022.

ISBN: 9788857246734 Category:


A vase is never merely a container. As Georges Braque once said, “the vase gives form to emptiness”: ever since the earliest human civilizations, this object has had a purpose that is greater than its function and it perennially seeks experimentation in shape and expression.

The 1,000 vases presented in this book are an eloquent demonstration of this. They come from 35 different countries and more than 80% have been made by women or independent designers and artists born between 1988 and 1993, each of whom was invited to create a free interpretation of the same archetype, resulting in a spectrum of the infinite creativity inspired by the many possible versions of a single item. Made from an enormous range of materials (ceramic, terracotta, porcelain, metal, wood, glass, as well as natural fibers, industrial waste and recycled plastic), using techniques both ancient and ultra-modern (3D printing) and belonging to different categories (from amphora to jar, jug to carafe), almost all sit on the borderline that simultaneously unites and separates art, design and craftsmanship.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 16.5 x 21 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 25 November 2022
Number of pages 928
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Meet My Project and Pier Paolo Pitacco
Dimensions 16.5 x 21 cm
Weight 300 g


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Pier Paolo Pitacco lives and works between Paris and Milan, where he has been at the centre of the most important editorial events related to the success of Italian Style. Responsible for the artistic realization of Uomo Vogue, he then developed the projects of Donna and Mondo Uomo as art director. He has been the Artistic Director also of Elle Italia from 1988 to 1999.