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Bitossi Table Lamp with New Silk Custom Made Lampshade René Houben, 1960s
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Beautiful ceramic lamp by Bitossi, Italy, 1960s. A sculptural high-end piece made of handmade ceramic in blue or grey or green tones, with a combination of dry and glazed finishes. W...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi "Birch"Lamps, with Custom Made Silk Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
This Bitossi "Birch" lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze in the middle and bands of shiny metallic gold glaze at the top and bottom. The textured ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Larg Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamp with New Silk Custom Made Lampshade
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair Large Ceramic lamps by Bittosi, A sculptural high-end piece made of handmade ceramic in blue/green/brown tones. With an exceptional new custom made blue silk lamp shade by Ren...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Other Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamp with New Silk Custom Made Lampshade René Houben, 1960
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Ceramic lamp by Bittosi, Italy, 1960s. A sculptural high-end piece made of handmade ceramic in blue/brown tones. With an exceptional new custom made blue silk lamp shade by René Houb...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Bitossi Table Lamps with New Silk Custom Made Lampshades by René Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Exceptional pair of ceramic table lamp by Bitossi, Italy, 1960s. Sculptural pieces made of handmade ceramic in blue or grey or green tones, with a combination of dry and glazed finis...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Silk Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of table lamps. Each lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze with shiny metallic gold glazed patterns, Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. With exceptio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps by Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A fantastic pair of ceramic table lamps by Bitossi. These lamps are brown ceramic in the center with a metallic glaze at the top and bottom. Newly rewired with new nickel hardwar...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Set of Bitossi Table Lamps, with Custom Made Silk Shades by Rene Houben
By Bergboms, Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Exceptional set Bitossi lamps with a ceramic base with shiny metallic gold glaze. Bitossi for Bergboms, Italy, circa 1960s. With an exceptional custom made shades by René Houben. Wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Bitossi Mid-Century Modern Gold Ceramic Table Lamp by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi
Located in Weesp, NL
Aldo Londi ceramic Mid-Century Modern Bitossi table lamp cylinder gold metallic with new dark blue silk shade. Tall, 95 cm – 37.40 inches, cylinder body in perfect condition with ste...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Silk, Ceramic

Pair of Bitossi Lamps, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
This Bitossi "Birch" lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze in the middle and bands of shiny metallic gold glaze at the top and bottom. The textured ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in Weesp, NL
Rare ceramic Italian Mid-Century Modern table lamp designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. This big, 98 cm or 38.58 inches, and beautiful table lamp is in perfect condition. The silk sh...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of this Bitossi lamp features a ceramic base with a bronze glaze in the middle and bands of shiny metallic gold glaze at the top and bottom. Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. With an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of this Bitossi lamp features a ceramic base with a bronze glaze in the middle and bands of shiny metallic gold glaze at the top and bottom. Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. With an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of this Bitossi lamp features a ceramic base with a white glaze in the and patterns of brown, Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. With an exceptional new custom made shades by René Hou...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by René Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of table lamps. Each lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze with shiny metallic gold glazed patterns, Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. With exceptio...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of table lamps. Each lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze with shiny metallic gold glazed patterns, Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. With exceptio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Pair of Bitossi Lamps for Berboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
This Bitossi "Birch" lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze in the middle and bands of shiny metallic gold glaze at the top and bottom. The textured ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Large Bitossi Lamp for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shade by René Houben
By Bitossi, Bergboms
Located in Rijssen, NL
Large table lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in a brown glaze at the top and bottom and a gold bowl in the middle. Bitossi for Bergboms, Italy, circa 1960s. With an ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Large Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bitossi, Bergboms
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of large table lamps. Each lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in a brown/bronze glaze and gold glazed circles, Bitossi for Bergboms, Italy, circa 1960s. With exce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1 of the 2 Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 2 Bitossi "Birch" lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in an off-white glaze in the middle and bands of shiny metallic gold glaze at the top and bottom. The tex...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Bitossi for Raymor Ceramic Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of orange and brown striped lamps with scraffito. Lamps have new silk shades.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Silk

Pair of Bitossi for Raymor Ceramic Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of orange and brown striped lamps with scraffito. Lamps have new silk shades.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Silk

Pair of Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamps
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Matched pair of ceramic table lamps by Bitossi, Italy, circa1950's. Incised patterned ceramic bases with kelly green coloring.Newly restored with bronze double cluster fixture and br...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

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H 30 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Pair of Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamp with New Silk Custom Made Lampshade
By Bitossi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair Ceramic lamps by Bittosi, A sculptural high-end piece made of handmade ceramic in blue/brown tones. With an exceptional new custom made blue silk lamp shade by René Houben. Wi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shade by Rene Houben
By Bitossi, Bergboms
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of large table lamps. Each lamp features a ceramic base with a rough surface in a brown glaze at the top and bottom and a gold bowl in the middle. Bitossi for Bergboms, Italy, c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Exotic Mid-Century Modern Thai Silk Ashtray, Aldo Londi for Rosenthal Netter
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter, Aldo Londi
Located in Miami, FL
1960s exotic Mid-Century Modern ashtray by Aldo Londi for Rosenthal Netter and produced by Bitossi. Wonderful blue and gold flower sgraffito pattern, named Thai Silk, over an earth g...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic, Pottery

Italian Aldo Londi for Bitossi-Style Blue-Green Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Francisco, CA
A delightfully proportioned and beautifully glazed 1960s Italian ceramic and brass table lamp in the style of Aldo Londi’s “Rimini blue” series for Bitossi. Slender cylindrical body...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bitossi Silk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the bitossi silk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each bitossi silk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, fabric and silk. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer bitossi silk, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A bitossi silk is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. Bitossi, Bergboms and Aldo Londi each produced at least one beautiful bitossi silk that is worth considering.

How Much is a Bitossi Silk?

Prices for a bitossi silk start at $256 and top out at $10,835 with the average selling for $5,927.

Bitossi Biography and Important Works

Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of this famed Italian company embody a creative spectrum that ranges from the playful and earthy to the high-minded and provocative. Based in Florence, Bitossi Ceramiche draws on craft traditions that date back to the 1500s. These find expression in the artisanal 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.

     The company 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 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. Starting in the 1950s, 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.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century 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, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.