Oceanographic Vase

Vase en céramique, moulé et peint à la main

Designer: Jaime Hayon


The Oceanographic vase is part of a collection of 3 earthenware vases designed by Jaime Hayon to celebrate Henri Matisse's 150th birthday and made in the exceptional Bosa Trade studio in Venice.

The fruit of a long and meticulous process, the Oceanographic vase is entirely made by hand using time-honored ceramic techniques.

Limited series of 8 pieces + 4 artist's proofs

Each piece is numbered and signed by the designer, Maison Matisse, and the craftsman.


Dimensions (in.) : H15.3 x W12.8
Materials: earthenware
Techniques used: casting, decalcomania
Manufacture: handcrafted, in Italy by Bosa Trade

Maintenance advice
We recommend cleaning this product with a soft, slightly damp cloth. The use of abrasive products is not recommended. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may alter the color of the pieces.
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Arts and materials

The Oceanographic vase was made by Bosa Trade, a ceramic studio founded in 1976 that lies between two hills in the Veneto region. 

Combining time-honored techniques with a sense of experimentation, the studio is part of a long tradition of craftsmanship that attracted Jaime Hayon and Maison Matisse. 

The vase is made from a white clay poured into large plaster molds and then carefully polished to eliminate any irregularities in the material. 

Once glazed, the piece is decorated with the designer's drawings and then fired in a kiln 7 times at 930°C to achieve optimal quality and durability. 

It takes nearly 15 hours of work and 18 hours of firing to create each of the three unique vases, including the Oceanographic vase.


The Oceanographic vase is the result of Jaime Hayon joining forces with Maison Matisse and is a tribute by Jaime Hayon to Henri Matisse's work.

The designs on the vase bring to mind the Mediterranean landscapes which inspired Henri Matisse and inspire the Spanish designer. 

"The initial concept of the vases is based on fantastic elements: shapes, silhouettes and natural features that melt together and float in a sea of color."

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Jaime Hayon

Breaking down the boundaries between design, art and decoration, Jaime Hayon has built a universe rich in color and emotion that echoes Maison Matisse’s mission: paying tribute to the joie de vivre dear to Henri Matisse’s works.

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