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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
$1,172
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Materials
Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant vase was designed by famous Italian architect Ettore Sottsass in 1962. It is in white clay and its geometric shape with a white finish is adorned with a series of parall...
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2010s Italian Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic

  • Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
  • Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
  • Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
  • Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
H 18.51 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Mid-Century Bitossi Candle Holders '4'
By Bitossi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Four nice candle holders from the famous Italian pottery Bitossi.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Bitossi Candle Holders '4'
  • Mid-Century Bitossi Candle Holders '4'
  • Mid-Century Bitossi Candle Holders '4'
  • Mid-Century Bitossi Candle Holders '4'
H 1.19 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.75 in.
Rimini Blue Cat Made of Ceramics by Aldo Londi, 1960
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Rimini Blue cat made of ceramics by Aldo Londi,1960 This is a rare model, the cat is handmade. Has no chips or damage. It is a nice piece made by Bitossi, Italy. It is a d...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Lot of Italian Ceramics/ Pottery
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Remarkable set of four pieces designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Four pieces in total to include; floor vase, large vase, large bowl, and oversized ashtray. Collection is named “Lob...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

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

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Italian Bitossi Bone White Ceramic Lamps
By Bitossi
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of Bitossi textured bone white glazed cylinder lamps with a cerulean blue band. 100W max bulbs. We are selling these table lamps without the shades. Rewired.   
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Ceramic

Beautiful Midcentury Bitossi Table Lamp and Vase
By Bitossi
Located in Søborg, DK
Beautiful midcentury Bitossi table lamp and vase. Designed by Aldo Londi and made in Italy. Semi glazed. Typical Bitossi geometric pattern in shades of blue and brown. No chips o...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

Materials

Pottery

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

Materials

Metal, Brass

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Bitossi Sellers

The Craftcode
4.7
Circa Collectables
5.0
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5.0
Eclectic-20
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.
Questions About Bitossi
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, not all Bitossi is signed. A small number bear no marks at all. Most have either a hand-applied signature or a stamp that says "Italy" or "Made in Italy." You'll find a collection of expertly vetted Bitossi decorative objects and lighting on 1stDibs.

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