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Aldo Londi Owl

Ceramic Owl by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, 1960's
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Ceramic owl by Aldo Londi as part of the Blue Rimini collection for Bitossi, Italy, 1960's. Blue
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Italian “Rimini Blue” Ceramic Owl Vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970’s Rare large Italian “Rimini Blue” ceramic owl vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. In beautiful
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Bitossi by Aldo Londi, Italy, circa 1970
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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An Aldo Londi designed owl in sky blue with exposed clay body to the base. Dome shaped top. Has its
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Grouping of Five Italian Ceramic Owls by Ado Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1960’s Rare grouping of five Italian “ Rimini Blue” ceramic owls by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. They
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Aldo Londi Owl For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the aldo londi owl you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, pottery and fabric, every aldo londi owl was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a aldo londi owl — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each aldo londi owl bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made aldo londi owl has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Aldo Londi and Bitossi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Aldo Londi Owl?

Prices for a aldo londi owl start at $290 and top out at $4,000 with the average selling for $723.

Bitossi for sale on 1stDibs

Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of the famed Italian company Bitossi Ceramiche embody a creative spectrum that ranges from the playful and earthy to the high-minded and provocative. Based in Florence, Bitossi draws on craft traditions that date back to the 1500s. These find expression in Bitossi pottery that includes artisanal vintage vases and animal figures by the firm’s longtime art director Aldo Londi, as well as the colorful, totemic vessels designed by the high priest of postmodernism, Ettore Sottsass.

Bitossi was incorporated by Guido Bitossi in 1921, though the family began making art pottery in the mid-19th century. In the 1930s, Londi came aboard, bringing with him a mindset that respected time-honored craft, yet looked also to the future. On the one hand, Londi’s perspective fostered the making of Bitossi’s popular whimsical cats, owls, horses and other animal figures, hand-shaped and -carved and finished in a rich azure glaze known as “Rimini Blue.”

But with his other hand, Londi reached out to thoughtful, experimental designers such as Sottsass. After hiring Sottsass to design ceramics for his New York imports company, Raymor, American entrepreneur Irving Richards connected the Milanese design polymath to Londi, who introduced Sottsass to ceramics in the 1950s.

During that decade, some 20 years before he founded the Memphis postmodern design collective in Milan, Sottsass used the Bitossi kilns to create timeless works that manifest both primitive forms and modern geometries. In later decades, Bitossi would welcome new generations of designers, which have included such names as Ginevra Bocini and Karim Rashid.

While always looking forward, Bitossi is firm in their belief that mastery of craft is the first step towards beautiful design. As you will see from the works offered on these pages, that is a winning philosophy.

Find a collection of vintage Bitossi decorative objects, lighting and serveware on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.