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Bitossi

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 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.

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.

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

Average Sold Price
$1,274
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Bitossi Arabesque Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Lucca, IT
Arabesque ceramic vase by Aldo Londi from Bitossi Italy 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Set of 3 Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Vases
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi, Flavia Montelupo
Located in Stockholm, SE
A set of handmade Rimini blue ceramic pieces designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi and Flavia Montelupo, Italy 1960s. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns. Its gor...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Ceramic

Bitossi Seta Vase, Ceramic, Stripes, Gold, Blue, Black, Signed
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi Seta vase, ceramic, stripes, gold, blue and black, signed. Tall tapered bottle shaped vase from Aldo Londi's Seta (Silk) decor series. The glazed decoration features a dense ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Italian Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp in Platinum Glaze by Aldo Londi, 1970s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful ceramic lamp with silver-platinum colored glaze designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Made in Italy in the 1970s. The ceramic part sits on a metal chromed base, so as the t...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Chrome

Table Lamps by Bitossi for Bergboms, a Pair
By Bitossi, Bergboms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Table lamps by Bitossi for Bergboms. Sweden 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Bitossi Table Lamp, Ceramic, Yellow, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi table lamp, ceramic, yellow, signed. Fun chunky ring form table lamp glazed in bright "Pop" yellow. Retains a very faded "Made in Italy" import label on rear bottom, near cor...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Tall Bitossi Italian Pottery Vase
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi, Alvino Bagni
Located in Garnerville, NY
Tall Bitossi Italian pottery vase, circa 1950-1960. Signed on the bottom, Italy, 849. Egg shell white 'V' cut opening. Terracotta, turquoise, black ring decoration streaked with gray...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic, Pottery

Bitossi Vetrata Pattern Covered Box by Aldo Londi, Italy, circa 1965
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Sydney, NSW
An Aldo Londi designed 'Vetrata' pattern covered box in orange, yellow and brown. Lovely bright condition.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Pottery

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Bitossi Sellers

The Craftcode
4.7
Circa Collectables
5.0
Eclectic-20
5.0
LALITHAMMA BARCELONA
5.0
Central Avenue Modern
4.9
a La MOD INC
5.0

Bitossi furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Bitossi furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Bitossi collection of furniture, although blue editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 72 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Bitossi was created during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style in Italy. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Fornasetti, Aldo Londi and Archimede Seguso. Bitossi furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $280 and tops at $4,875, while pieces like these can sell for $1,033.

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