Vases from the 50s and 60s tend to be "futuristic". The reason behind this is that this was the "atomic" age, when designers, along with everyone else, were looking towards visions of the future for design inspiration. They viewed the future as a world rid of evil and filled with clean lines and peace. This view is evidenced by the mid-century vases you see here. So, sit back and enjoy the view.
Happy Decorating!