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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
$1,237
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Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Lacrima, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Lacrima, Signed. Small scale lidded box decorated with a relief pattern of impressed teardrops (lacrima). Minute losses to some of the relief decoration o...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

  • Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Lacrima, Signed
  • Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Lacrima, Signed
  • Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Lacrima, Signed
  • Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Lacrima, Signed
H 2.25 in. W 8.13 in. D 4.25 in.
Bitossi Vase, Ceramic, Orange, Red, White, Yellow, Lineas Rotas, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi vase, ceramic, orange, red, white, yellow, Lineas Rotas, signed. Medium scale chunky vase with glazed puzzle pattern in yellow, white, orange, and red, over a coarse matte br...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Mid Century Modern Ceramic Lidded Box with Floral Relief by Bitossi for Raymor
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in Framingham, MA
Very nice brown ceramic Bitossi box, circa 1960's. Lovely flower relief on top. Nice condition. One small hair-line crack on the top of one green flower petal (see pictures). Measur...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic, Pottery

One of Two Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italian Modern Ceramic White, Blue Lamp, 1950s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Two handmade and hand decorated Italian Mid-Century Modern textured chamotte ceramic table lamps. Designed by Aldo Londi for the collection "Rimini Blu" in 1959 and manufactured by B...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Ceramic, Pottery

Pair of Large Bitossi Lamps for Bergboms, with Custom Made Shades by Rene Houben
By Bergboms, Bitossi
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 Bitossi

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Metal, Brass

Tall Bitossi Italian Pottery Vase
By Alvino Bagni, Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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 Gold Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1970, Italy
By Bitossi
Located in Brussels, BE
Bitossi large ceramic table lamp, circa 1970, Italy. Gold ceramic, new white fabric. Rewired. One E27 bulb of 60W. Dimensions: 67 cm total height, diameter of the shade : 47 cm. Good...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic, Fabric

Bitossi Rosenthal Netter Vase, Ceramic, Mondrian, Orange, Yellow, White, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi Rosenthal Netter vase, ceramic, mondrian, orange, yellow, white, signed. Small scale rectangular vase decorated on both sides with a geometric pattern of yellow and orange gl...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic

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Bitossi Sellers

The Craftcode
4.7
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Central Avenue Modern
4.9
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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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