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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 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.

Average Sold Price
$1,373
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Bitossi for Raymor Ashtray, Mondrian, Orange, Brown and White, Geometric, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Raymor ashtray, Mondrian orange, brown and white, signed. Long ashtray with 3 cigarette or cigar rests. Decorated with a Mondrian inspired geometric pattern of white and ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Ochre Glazed Box, Vase Set
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi for Bitossi hand decorated vase and box. An ochre ground provides the backdrop for the colorful stylized floral motif. Signed/Labeled Sold as a set. Vase measures 8 x 4...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Large Center ‘Fruit’ Bowl
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Large ceramic bowl by Aldo Londi in uncommon Seta Lobster. Impressive scale makes for a wonderful center bowl or fruit bowl. Measures: 13” long 10.5” wide 6.5” tall.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Rosenthal Netter Candlesticks, Ceramic, Mondrian, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Signed
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in New York, NY
Rosenthal Netter candlesticks, ceramic Mondrian, signed. Small column form candlesticks with Mondrian pattern in Pop Art colors: yellow, orange and green, blue. Signed with paper lab...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Vase by Bitossi, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rimini blue glazed ceramic vase, designed by Aldo Londi and fabricated by Bitossi, Italy 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Ceramic

Alvino Bagni, Bitossi Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
By Bitossi, Alvino Bagni
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite pair of Italian Modernist ceramic lamps in a mottled dark brown/orange matte glaze on custom bronze bases. Rewired for use in USA. 100W max.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Bronze

Bitossi Multi Color Flower Vase for Rosenthal Netter
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Manufacturer: Bitossi Importer: Rosenthal Netter Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Bitossi multi color flower vase for Rosenthal Netter...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Pottery

Bitossi Vase Yellow and Green for Rosenthal Netter
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Manufacturer: Bitossi Importer: Rosenthal Netter Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Bitossi yellow and green vase for Rosenthal Netter i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Pottery

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Bitossi Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Bitossi furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Bitossi Furniture collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 472 vintage editions of these items, while there are 24 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Bitossi were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Vistosi, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Fornasetti if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Bitossi furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $225 and tops out at $56,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,652.