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Bitossi

Bitossi (Italy)
Bitossi (Italy)

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.

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Aldo Londi Large Ceramic/Pottery Vase for Bitossi Sold by Raymor
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice striped lines, Cambogia/ Cambodia line also an other great line like Thailand stripped colors by Aldo Londi. Made by Bitossi retailed by Rymor.
Category

1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Pottery, Ceramic

Bitossi, Cityscape Ceramic Table Lamp
By Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic

Pair,of Ettore Sottsass Lava Glaze Ceramic Table Lamps for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Edouard Chapallaz/ Duillier, Pottery/Ceramic/Stoneware, Vase Signed Paper Label
By Edouard Chapallaz 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1960s Swiss Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Rose Cabat Ceramic/ Pottery Bud /Vase/Bottle Signed, Dated 59
By Rose Cabat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1950s American Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

John Gill Large Ewer, Sculpture, Earthware/Ceramic/Pottery, Signed, Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

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Gio Ponti Ceramic Vase or Urn for Richard Ginori, Signed
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

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Bennett Bean Pair Bowls / Vases, Ceramic/Pottery on Base Master # 446, Marked
By Bennett Bean
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Bitossi

Materials

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Victor Vasarely, Op Art Ceramic/Pottery Plaque, Hungary, for Zsolnay, Signed
By Victor Vasarely, Zsolnay
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1980s Hungarian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Vivika and Otto Heino Monumental Pottery /Ceramic Studio Vase, Signed, Dated
By Otto and Vivika Heino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1990s American Modern Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Guido Gambone Ceramic/Pottery, Boar, Sculpture Stamped Signed Donkey Mark
By Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Bitossi, Cityscape Ceramic Table Lamp
By Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic

Pair,of Ettore Sottsass Lava Glaze Ceramic Table Lamps for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi

Carl Harry Stalhane, Ceramic for Rörstrand Bowl and Vase, Signed
By Carl-Harry Stålhane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1960s Swedish Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery