Secondome interviews Matteo Cibic

Vasonaso 2017 

If design is (also) the art of conciliating the opposites, then Matteo Cibic it’s one of its most representative personalities. On one side, the hiperactivity of a man who, at 34, has its creations exhibited in the most influent collections, from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Shanghai Museum of Glass. On the other side, the perseverance, dedication and method that led him to look for inspiration in Giorgio Morandi’s work. This is how VasoNaso was born, form the idea of replicating an inspiration like Morandi did, elaborating on one aspect’s possible variations. The result was, indeed, VasoNaso first collection of 365 pieces, one for each 2016’s day, perfect synthesis of hiperactivity and dedication. A project that is not over.

Who is Matteo Cibic?
“A tall, blonde guy, who loves to draw and produce unexpected objects and spaces.”

You realized one of the most interesting and researched self-produced projects of the last years: is VasoNaso a closed chapter or are you thinking of a sequel?
“VasoNaso is a project born with the need of understanding how some people manage to dedicate decades, if not their entire life, to the same artistic research.

As a hyperactive boy, I’m fascinated by methodic people and experimented for one year the obsession of still-life painters. I’ve discovered a zen practice that I enjoy and allows me to discover new relations between shapes and colors, I’ve made vases (often antiques’ replicas) composing them in photography sets. I’ve developed a slight addiction, that’s why I keep making unique VasoNaso for Galleries, to keep up with my sociological study on objects.”



Matteo Cibic in the glass-blowing laborathory


During an interview you said that Giorgio Morandi painted the same thing for his entire life and you wanted to try and do the same. Are you looking for the perfect VasoNaso?
“The perfect VasoNaso doesn’t exist. Their beauty is in putting them together and find their relationship and similarities, always different and sometimes funny.”

The first adjectve that comes to mind looking at your works is ironic. What is your approach to new projects?
“I like to imagine objects with hybrid functions and not easily classifiable.”

Which is the material you are the most confortable with?
“Definitely ceramic and glass.”

What would you like to design you haven’t designed yet?
“A boutique hotel anywhere in the world.”

Uzito collection for Secondome