366 days research project into object’s sociological relationships

Are they narrative vehicles of different species?

Are they capable of telling the differences of the human race?

The project which Matteo Cibic took on for 366 days appears to want to respond to these questions.

The project, created a bit as a laugh and a bit to immerse himself in the obsessive daily life of a Morandi narrative style, is a personal investigation of the relationship between shape, colour and height, it then turned into an analysis of groups of objects, interpreted as if they were genealogical strains, joined by somatic features, and similar character or colour.

Just like the animal species so it is for the VasoNaso, interacting in groups among themselves radically changing shape and imagination. 
It only takes a small difference in the shape in order to create a different species, a bit like Darwin’s thirteen finches on the Galapagos.

The cataloguing obsession in the style of Diane Arbus or Alais Resnais becomes for Matteo a playful and positive investigation of three-dimensional objects which have their own characteristics.

Vaso Naso is therefore a project that brings together the creative talent of the designer, and his unbreakable sense of humour, with the craftsmanship aspect of ceramic processing leading to an year-long experimentation in which every day is synthesised not only in a shape but also in a process.

Federica Sala - Curator


Review by Leonard Koren

"Matteo Cibic is the future of Italian design.
He has fabulous ideas and a genius spirit.
His latest project, VasoNaso, is a case in point: 365 new objects—one for each day of 2016—handmade in Italy by the maestro himself. Matteo promises that each object will have its own soul, its own personality. There will be good objects and bad objects. There will be extroverts and introverts. Lovers and loners . . . 

Only by combining two objects one can assess the differences, feel and cross the relations, and imagine a story that binds them.

Matteo pledges to transform primordial materiality into a sociological wonderland. He’ll even throw in some metaphysics.  

I just placed my order. Perhaps you should too?"

-Leonard Koren

VASONASO - Introduction

The Italian painter Giorgio Morandi spent most of his life painting still life of bottles and potteries. Matteo Cibic in order to understand his obsession decided to start a 1 year research project on that.

1) The project started on 1st January 2016 and ended on 31st December 2016.

2) Everyday for 366 days Matteo handmade a vase with a nose.

3) Everyday at 12am, the vase was published on this site, and shipped to the first costumer worldwide.

4) Along the year he developed a massive research, producing more then 5500 compositions and sociological studies about objects, that have documented through photo, video and drawings.


Exhibition at Salone del Mobile Milano 2017
Coproduced by 5Vie
Supported by LineaLight and MarioSirtori