Bitossi Furniture

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.

20th Century, Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Series, model Y25 for Poltronova
20th Century, Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Seri...
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass, vase from the Yantra Series, model Y25. Bitossi for Design Centre Poltronova, Italy, 1969. Glazed ceramic. Signed to underside: Sottsass y/25 Provenance: Private ...
Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Series, Model Y25, Bitossi for Poltronova
Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Series, Model Y25,...
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
20th century, Ettore Sottsass, vase from the Yantra series, model Y27. Bitossi for Design Centre Poltronova, Italy, 1969 Glazed ceramic. Signed to underside: Sottsass Y/27 Proven...
20th Century, Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Series, Model Y17 for Poltronova
20th Century, Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Seri...
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass, vase from the Yantra Series, model Y17. Bitossi for Design Centre Poltronova, Italy, 1969. Glazed ceramic. Signed to underside: Sottsass y/17 provenance: privat...
20th Century, Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Series, Model Y33A for Poltronova
20th Century, Ettore Sottsass, Vase Yantra Seri...
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass, vase from the Yantra series, model Y33A. Bitossi for Design Centre Poltronova, Italy, 1969. Glazed ceramic. Signed to underside: Sottsass y/33A Provenance: Privat...
Bitossi Ceramic Pottery Bowl Brushed Gold, Italy, 1960s
Bitossi Ceramic Pottery Bowl Brushed Gold, Ital...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic bowl brushed gold, Italy, 1960s. Medium to large-scale circular bowl in brushed gold glaze. 3 minor losses to the rim (see photos 3 & 4). Remnants of paper label on u...
Montèe Solid Ceramic Vase in Coral Red by Simona Cardinetti, Handmade in Italy
Montèe Solid Ceramic Vase in Coral Red by Simon...
Bitossi, Simona Cardinetti
2010s Italian Other Vases
Ceramic
Montèe vase designed by Simona Cardinetti Handmade in Italy Materials: Ceramic.  
Montèe Solid Ceramic Vase in Light Pink by Simona Cardinetti, Handmade in Italy
Montèe Solid Ceramic Vase in Light Pink by Simo...
Bitossi, Simona Cardinetti
2010s Italian Other Vases
Ceramic
Montèe vase designed by Simona Cardinetti. Handmade in Italy. Materials: Ceramic.  
Montèe Stripes Vase Limited Edition by Simona Cardinetti
Montèe Stripes Vase Limited Edition by Simona C...
Bitossi, Simona Cardinetti
2010s Italian Other Vases
Ceramic
Montèe vase designed by Simona Cardinetti Limited edition of six pieces Handmade in Italy Manufactured by Bitossi Ceramiche Materials: Ceramic
Silos Pink and Stripes by Simona Cardinetti, Handmade in Italy
Silos Pink and Stripes by Simona Cardinetti, Ha...
Bitossi, Simona Cardinetti
2010s Italian Other Vases
Ceramic, Wood
Silos pink and stripes designed by Simona Cardinetti Handmade in Italy Materials: Ceramic, wood.  
1960s Italian Bitossi Ceramic Glaze Pottery Lamp, Signed
1960s Italian Bitossi Ceramic Glaze Pottery Lam...
Bitossi, Raymor
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic
1960s Bitossi for Raymor Italian two-tone cerulean blue and black hand-painted, double-sided floral motif ceramic pottery lamp signed and numbered. The faux bois finished base is mad...
Bitossi Ceramic Pottery Lamp White Textured Lamp, Signed Italy, 1960s
Bitossi Ceramic Pottery Lamp White Textured Lam...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Terracotta, Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic pottery lamp white textured lamp, signed Italy, 1960s. Handsome white glazed gourd shaped ceramic lamp with two textures. Smooth on neck and shoulders contrasted by a...
Large "Rimini Blu" Ceramic Horse by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, circa 1960s
Large "Rimini Blu" Ceramic Horse by Aldo Londi ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Animal Sculptures
Ceramic
Blue and green ceramic horse sculpture from Aldo Londi's iconic "Rimini Blu" series for Bitossi, circa 1960s. Variations in blue and green, from dark to light, with hand-stamped and ...
"Rimini Blu" Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi for Bit...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Vases
Ceramic
Blue ceramic vase from Aldo Londi's iconic "Rimini Blu" series for Bitossi, circa 1960s. Variations in blue and green, from dark to light, with nice hand-incised detailing overall. S...
"Rimini Blu" Ceramic Platter by Aldo Londi for ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Blue ceramic centrepiece bowl or platter from Aldo Londi's iconic "Rimini Blu" series for Bitossi, circa 1960s. Variations in blue and green, from dark to light, with nice incised de...
"Rimini Blu" Ceramic Guan Yin Bust by Aldo Lond...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Busts
Ceramic
Blue ceramic Guan Yin bust from Aldo Londi's iconic "Rimini Blu" series for Bitossi, circa 1960s. Variations in blue from dark to light, with nice detailing throughout. Guan Yin (als...
"Rimini Blu" Ceramic Horse by Aldo Londi for Bi...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Animal Sculptures
Ceramic
Blue ceramic horse sculpture from Aldo Londi's iconic "Rimini Blu" series for Bitossi, circa 1960s. Variations in blue, from dark to light, with hand-incised decorations to saddle, h...
Postmodern Geometric Ceramic Vessels for Bitossi
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Unusual pair of Italian yellow striped geometric ceramic vases/bowl forms in the manner of Ettore Sottsass produced by Bitossi for Raymor.
Bitossi Ceramic Pottery Vase Orange Brown Rosen...
Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic pottery vase orange brown Rosenthal Netter signed Italy, 1960s. Medium to large-scale beer bottle form vase with orange under glaze and a banded with an applied choco...
Rare Italian Ceramic Lion Table Lamp by Aldo Lo...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic, Linen, Lacquer
A rare Italian ceramic lion table lamp by renowned Italian ceramicist Aldo Londi for Bitossi. The lamp has a light brow volcanic glazed and black lacquer. Newly rewired and new vanil...
Trio Vase Suite by Aldo Londi for Bitossi for R...
Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Earthenware
Aldo Londi, Bitossi Italy circa 1965 Series of 3 like vases. Largest measures 9.5 tall x 8 inches wide A suite of 3 vases for Raymor. Earthenware ceramic with blues, oranges an...
Large Cross Vase by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
2010s Italian Vases
Ceramic
This striking, geometric vase, designed by Karim Rashid, is part of a limited edition of 349 pieces. Its body in white clay consists of three elements, each featuring a different viv...
Ellipse Vase by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Early 2000s Italian Vases
Ceramic
This striking vase is white clay was designed by Karim Rashid in 2006 and it is part of a limited series of 349 objects. It is comprised of three geometric elements finished in solid...
Black and White Reel Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Vases
Ceramic
This vase's simple shape is complemented by its geometric decoration that features striking motifs in black on the white background of the cylindrical shape. This piece was designed ...
Small Cross Vase by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Early 2000s Italian Vases
Ceramic
This striking, multicolored vase in white clay features a mouth in the shape of a cross. The outside of the cross is finished in vivid yellow with an orange top edge, while the inter...
Bitossi Geometric Postmodern Ceramic Vase
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Vases
Ceramic
Unusual Italian yellow striped geometric ceramic vase in the manner of Ettore Sottsass. Produced by Bitossi for Raymor.
Bitossi 1950s Italian Abstract Ceramic Lamp
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic, Wood
Monumental Italian ceramic lamp with abstract design in low relief, on circular wood base. Solid brass finial. Made by Bitossi, circa 1950. Original shade is worn, though available a...
Bitossi Citiscape Ceramic Lamps
Bitossi
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Italian midcentury classic pair of cylinder lamps with hand applied stampato details of buildings making up a city skyline, capped off with orange glazed . Rewired for use in the USA...
Bitossi Gold Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Bitossi, Bergboms
20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic
Fantastic pair of modern bottle form lamps with an overall incised pattern and a gold glaze by Bitossi for Bergboms. Lamps have been rewired for use in the USA with brass hardware an...
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Vase Matte Black Beaded ...
Bitossi, Raymor
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor ceramic vase black beaded signed, Italy, 1960s. Handsome chunky vase in a matte black glaze with beaded decoration. Signed on the underside: 3029 Italy. Additionally, ...
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Cylinder White Gunmetal Ge...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase cylinder white gunmetal gears signed Italy, 1960s. Tapered neck with decorative gear design in gunmetal glaze with white cylindrical body. Signed: 8524A Italy o...
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Vase Brushed Metallic Go...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor ceramic vase brushed metallic gold chrome signed, Italy, 1960s. Abstract patterned cylinder vase with brushed textured in glazed gold and platinum. Retains three origi...
Bitossi Ceramic Tray Dish Gold Piume Feather Si...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic tray dish gold Piume feather signed Italy, 1960s. Small dish or ashtray decorated with Aldo Londi's piume pattern in gold over white glaze. Signed on underside 95/407...
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Box Lidded Fused Glass T...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor ceramic lidded box fused glass turquoise blue signed Italy, 1960s. Imported and distributed in the United States by Raymor of New York. Signed 1014 Italy on the unders...
Bitossi Gold Ceramic Pottery Metallic Vase Sign...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi gold ceramic pottery metallic vase signed, Italy, 1960s. Aldo Londi design with metallic gold glaze and impressed geometric patterns on the top and bottom thirds of the vase....
Bitossi Ceramic Bowl Gold Seta Bowl Signed, Ita...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic bowl gold seta bowl signed, Italy, 1960s. Small-scale bowl. Marked on underside: 47/26/3L, Italy.
Bitossi Ceramic Pottery Vase White Gold Signed ...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic pottery vase white gold signed Italy, 1960s. Classical bottle form vase with gold glaze over a bisque surface with bands of triangle decorations. Retains original pap...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Fish Pattern Lamp Base Italy...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed large rectangular lamp base with 5 medallions on the front blue panel, each decorated with an incised double fish motif under a crackled fritte glaze in a must...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy circa 1968 Rimini Blue...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
A whimsical Aldo Londi designed fat sitting cat in a 'Rimini Blu' pattern. In lovely condition.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Cylinder Vase Purple Motifs,...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
A large cylindrical vase with shaped top and the brown manganese body is decorated with purple acid resist circular motifs. Designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Blue Cylinder Vase, Italy, c...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed "Rimini Blu' pattern large cylindrical vase from the late 1960s. Typical piece from the era with a very bright glossy glaze.
Bitossi Green Sgraffito Lidded Jar
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars
Ceramic
This stellar Bitossi ceramic lidded jar is in awesome shades of green with a touch of orange. The squat base is echoed by the shape of the lid. Striking piece for a pop in your decor...
Pair of Bitossi Rimini Blue Ceramic Castle Lamp...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic
This unique pair of Bitossi ceramic lamps are styled like chess castles with crenelated turrets. Featuring the iconic Bitossi Rimini blue glaze and stamped imprint designs. Singed "6...
Pair of Bitossi/Bergboms Lamps Copper and Gold
Bitossi, Bitossi, Bergboms
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bitossi lamps Italy 1970 ceramic copper and gold glaze by Bitossi has stickers from Bergboms as they were sold by Bergboms, Sweden. Very strong powerful bodies with such elegant gla...
Bitossi Lamps Creamy White Gold ceramic handmad...
Bitossi, Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bistossi lamps Italy 1970 creamy white ceramic "vanilla ice cream" looking glaze with gold ornaments. Such beauties in themself as a piece of art which is typical for Bitossi the cre...
Bitossi/Bergboms Lamps Copper and Gold, Gold an...
Bitossi, Bitossi, Bergboms
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bitossi lamps Italy 1970 ceramic copper and gold glaze and one lamp with gold and silver glaze made by Bitossi but has stickers from Bergboms as they were sold by Bergboms, Sweden. V...
Bitossi Lamps Gold, Black and Copper
Bitossi, Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bistossi lamps Italy, 1970 ceramic gold black and copper glaze. Can be Rewired for any part of the world upon request.
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Vase Orange Yellow Camou...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor ceramic vase orange yellow Camouflage signed Italy, 1960s. Hourglass form with orange yellow camouflage. Retains original Raymor import tag on underside. Additionally...
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Spherical Stripes Signed, ...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase spherical stripes signed, Italy, 1960s. Spherical ceramic vase with glazed graduated bands of colors: yellow, orange, red, brown and black. Signed on underside: ...
Large Ceramic Pair Rimini Blue Table Lamps by A...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic, Pottery
Fantastic and large pair of Italian lamps by the famed ceramicist Aldo Londi. Beautiful dark Rimini Blue glaze in the Sgraffito style. Signed to underside 1576 made in Italy. Lamps w...
Aldo Londi Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Vase Stripes ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery
Ceramic
Aldo Londi Bitossi Raymor ceramic vase stripes pottery signed, Italy, 1960s, stoneware Cambogia vase in vibrant bands of turquoise, violet, light and dark blue and a textured black. ...
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Box White Fused Glass Mo...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Box White Fused Glass Mosaic lidded Signed Italy, 1960s. White glazed box with abstract designed of fused glass decorating the lid. Signed 3 times on undersid...
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Brushed Metallic Gold Plat...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Brushed Metallic Gold Platinum, Italy, 1960s. Tall two color glazed cylindrical vase with finely textured surface and subtle abstract design. 12 inches high by 5...
Bitossi Raymor Iridescent Vase Metallic Silver ...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor iridescent vase metallic silver black signed Italy, 1960s. Multiple openings and a post modern form, pre-dating memphis. Retains original paper label which reads: made...
Bitossi Ceramic Lamp Metallic Impressed Terraco...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic, Terracotta
Bitossi ceramic lamp metallic impressed terracotta chrome, Italy, 1960s. large-scale lamp with chrome metallic glazed shoulders and neck and unglazed impressed terracotta body. Ceram...
Bitossi Ceramic Lidded Vase Moorish Stripes Cha...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic lidded vase Moorish stripes orange Chartreuse signed, Italy, 1960s. Rare large Aldo Londi Moorish stripes lidded vase with alternating chartreuse and orange glaze ove...
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Metallic Chrome Silver Bla...
Bitossi
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase metallic chrome silver white signed, Italy, 1970s. Monochromatic Postmodern design with tapered neck and flared base. Measures: 10.5 inches tall x 5.5 inches wid...
Italian Midcentury Platinum Ceramic Table Lamp ...
Bitossi
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Beautiful ceramic table lamp made in the 1970s by Bitossi, Italy. The middle ceramic part from Bitossi is with shiny silver glaze called platinum and in mint condition. The lamps b...
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Large Table Lamp with Mu...
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Aldo Londi Bitossi Italian pottery lamp. Long necked pottery element with raised blocks in orange, brown, white and black glaze. This lamp has had a total restoration including new h...
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