I Can't Stop Spotting Modern Minimalist Vases on Instagram—so I Found 7 Under-$50 Lookalikes on Amazon
While a vase is technically defined as a decorative container that holds flowers, per the dictionary, these days, it's so much more than that. And I'm not talking about your standard glass and crystal vases that Mom keeps at the top of the cabinets. The popular style that I am seeing all over social media right now (and promptly adding to cart) is the modern minimalist vase. It's muted in tone, but eccentric in shape. And believe it or not, this style actually goes back to the early 1900s.
According to interior designer Alyssa Kapito, "a lot of minimal vases feel very much based on the mid-century/post-war French school of artists, such as Georges Jouve, Denise Gatard, Pol Chambost, and architect Robert Couturier." A quick look at their work shows puzzling geometric shapes and plenty of curved lines very reminiscent of the modern vases you are seeing today. It's a style Kapito frequently uses within her own designs: Just look at her recent Instagram depicting a "chic and clean" living space with multiple modern vases on display.
Seems like these vases are a trend that isn't going away anytime soon. And at this point, I want all of them. A modern minimalist vase is a chic touch that doesn't take away from the larger elements of a space, like a couch or a bookshelf, and it's just as much of an art piece as a sculpture or framed photo.
Below, shop seven modern minimalist vases on Amazon that look like the ones you're seeing all over social media—they're all under $50, and some are even on sale. Oh, and no flowers necessary.