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Bitossi Animal Sculptures

Italian

Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of the famed Italian company Bitossi Ceramiche embody a creative spectrum that ranges from the playful and earthy to the high-minded and provocative. Based in Florence, Bitossi draws on craft traditions that date back to the 1500s. These find expression in Bitossi pottery that includes 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.

Bitossi 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 cats, owls, horses and other 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. After hiring Sottsass to design ceramics for his New York imports company, Raymor, American entrepreneur Irving Richards connected the Milanese design polymath to Londi, who introduced Sottsass to ceramics in the 1950s.

During that decade, 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.

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Creator: Bitossi
Midcentury Horse Sculpture Glazed Ceramic by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury beautiful horse sculpture in glazed ceramic by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Made in Italy in the 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Rimini Blu Dachshund by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming iconic Italian modern ceramic Dachshund from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo Londi from Montelupo became Art ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Mid Century Large Ceramic Cat Sculpture 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Valencia, VC
This Bitossi large ceramic cat sculpture by Aldo Londi is a stunning example of Mid-Century Italian pottery. Handcrafted in Italy during the 1960s, i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Guido Gambone Ceramic Horse Sculpture
By Bitossi, Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guido Gambone Ceramic Horse Sculpture
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Italian Ceramic Penguin Bird Sculpture for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Aldo Londi Italian Ceramic Penguin Bird Sculpture for Bitossi
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Signed Montelupo for Bitossi Sausage Dog in Blue "Rimini" Ceramic, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Flavia Montelupo
Located in Roma, IT
Gorgeous wiener dog sculpture from the "Rimini Blu" collection by Flavia Montelupo for Bitossi. This lovely and rare sculpture was designed by Flavia Montelupo and produced by Bitoss...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blu Large Ceramic Horse
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Miami, FL
Tall Italian handmade ceramic horse sculpture in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, originally designed in 1959 for Bitossi Ceramich...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury square Rimini Blu Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Vienna, AT
iconic Italian modern ceramic ashtray from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. It is in beautiful original condition. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo Lon...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Rimini Blu Ceramic Horses by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, a Pair
By Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Located in Miami, FL
Imposing pair of Italian handmade ceramic horse sculptures in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, originally designed in 1959 for Bit...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Rimini Blu Bull Ceramic, 1960, Italy
By Bitossi
Located in Milano, IT
Bitossi Rimini Blu bull ceramic, 1960, Italy.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Fish Sculpture Figurine, Italy, 1950s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful, decorative midcentury Rimini blue glazed fish sculpture. Designed by Aldo Londi, manufactured by Bitossi Ceramiche / Italy in the 19...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware, Terracotta

Vintage Bitossi by Aldo Londi Scavo Decor Anteater Sculpture, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Valencia, VC
Artist: Aldo Londi Manufacturer: Bitossi Ceramiche Date: Circa 1960s Origin: Italy Material: Ceramic with "scavo" decor Dimensions: Length 21cm (8.25") Height 8cm (3.15") Width 5.5c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Rimini Blu Ceramic Candleholder by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
iconic Italian modern ceramic candleholder from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. It is in beautiful original condition. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Ceramiche Rimini Blu Series, Modernist Bull Sculpture
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Frome, GB
This beautifully elegant work of mid-century Modernist stoneware was designed by Aldo Londi (b. 1911 - d. 2003) for Bitossi Ceramiche. Inspiration for the glaze is said to be taken f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Aldo Londi Italian Pottery Bird / Duck Sculpture by Bitossi Raymor
By Aldo Londi, Raymor, Bitossi, Jonathan Adler
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare and very collectible bird/duck sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa the 1960s. The piece is in very great vintage condition with great color and textu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Large Bitossi Blue Ceramic Horse Rimini Blu by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Miami, FL
Impressive Italian handmade ceramic horse sculpture in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, originally designed in 1959 for Bitossi Ce...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italian Midcentury Blue Sculpture Ceramic Horse 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Italian midcentury modern design large blue glazed ceramic stylized horse sculpture designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi Fiorentino, Italy 1960s Please note that the ceram...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Longhi for Bitossi Midcentury Italian Ceramic Taurus Sculpture 1960s
By Bitossi
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Scultura Toro in ceramica con splendida patina del tempo disegnato da Aldo Longhi e prodotto da Bitossi con decori a stampini e smalti, firmato sotto, Ital...
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1960s Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Bitossi Rimini Blu Ceramic Horse Sculpture by Aldo Londi, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Chino Hills, CA
We are thrilled to offer for sale this exceptionally rare and sought-after piece of Mid-Century Italian design - a stunningly large "Rimini Blu" ceramic horse sculpture by Aldo Londi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Italian Ceramic Bird Sculptures for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: Large - 17in H x 3in W x 4in D Medium - 15in H x 3in W x 4in D Small - 12in H x 3in W x 4in D
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Rimini Blue Cat Made of Ceramics by Aldo Londi, 1960
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Oirlo, LI
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 ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ceramic FISH VASE Rimini Blue Design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases fish abstract fish ilustration in rimini blue Design: Aldo Londi Producer: Bitossi, Italy Decade: 1960s Material: Ceramic   This original vin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Horse, Ceramic, Blue, White
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi Horse, Ceramic, Blue, White. A hard to find small scale horse glazed in a radiant sky blue over brushed matte white. Aldo Londi designe...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Ceramiche / Pottery Lion Sculpture by Aldo Londo for Bitossi Raymor
By Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
A wonderful vintage ceramiche / pottery lion sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with a brown rustic terra cota like ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Massive Handled Jug / Vase by Aldo Londo for Bitossi Raymor
By Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Super rare MCM ceramiche / pottery handled jug / vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with a great color, texture and intri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Fish Tray, Ceramic, White, Matte Brown, Pink, Blue, Incised, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi fish tray, ceramic, white, matte brown, pink, blue, incised, signed. Large scale hand thrown pottery tray with white glaze over raw claw. The body...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Rimini Blu Ceramic Horse Sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Milan, IT
Ceramic standing horse sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Blue crystalline glaze enhancing the details of the decoration.
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1960s Italian Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Raymor Lion, Ceramic, Yellow, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Raymor Lion, Ceramic, Yellow, Signed. Chunky medium scale animal sculpture with whimsical detail and glazed in fun Pop Art yellow. Retai...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Aldo Londi Italian Ceramiche Bird / Duck Sculpture by Bitossi Raymor
By Aldo Londi, Raymor, Bitossi
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage ceramiche bird / duck sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with great color and texture; it would make a fanta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Ceramiche / Pottery Lion Sculpture by Aldo Londo for Bitossi Raymor
By Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage ceramiche / pottery lion sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with a great color, texture and intricate detail...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Aldo Londi Bitossi Italian Art Pottery Lion Figurine Sculpture Italy
By Bitossi
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful Aldo Bitossi Italian art pottery lion figurine sculpture and dates from the 1960's. Marked on the bottom "Made in Italy". Color is great and the figurine is in excellent co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Pottery

Bitossi Ceramic Depicting Wild Boar in Fake Excavation, 1960
By Bitossi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Bitossi ceramic depicting wild boar in fake excavation, 1960.
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Horse, Ceramic, Brown and White
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi horse, ceramic, brown and white. Medium scale horse with white glaze over a coarse matte brown raw clay. Small indentation to right re...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Vintage Mid Century Ceramic Sculpture , 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Valencia, VC
The Bitossi ceramic rooster designed by Aldo Londi is indeed an iconic piece of Italian pottery from the 1960s. Aldo Londi was a prominent designer for the Bitossi Ceramiche company,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi animal sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Bitossi animal sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Bitossi animal sculptures, although blue editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original animal sculptures by Bitossi were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider animal sculptures by Aldo Londi, Cenedese, and Livio Seguso. Prices for Bitossi animal sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $362 and can go as high as $4,200, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,336.
Questions About Bitossi Animal Sculptures
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Bitossi's style has changed over the course of its more than 100-year history. However, the brand is most famous for its mid-century modern pieces made during the 1950s and ’60s. Bitossi ceramics also reflect the hallmarks of Scandinavian modern style. Explore a wide range of Bitossi pottery from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    No, Flavia and Bitossi are not exactly the same. The company Gruppo Colorobbia produces both Flavia and Bitossi pottery. Beginning in 1976, the Flavia collection featured more decorative art pieces than the Bitossi line. In 1994, Gruppo Colorobbia began calling everything Bitossi. However, you can find some select pottery that bears both the Flavia and Bitossi names. Explore a wide range of Bitossi pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    To identify a Bitossi, look for the maker's markings on the bottom and other inconspicuous areas. Beginning in the 1950s, Bitossi typically marked its pottery with a handwritten style number and the words "Made in Italy" or "Italy." After the 1970s, the Italian company started to imprint its name on its pieces. However, some Bitossi pottery is unmarked. As a result, you may want to consult a certified appraiser or a knowledgeable dealer for assistance with identification. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse assortment of Bitossi pottery.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    The history of Bitossi pottery began in 1926, when Guido Bitossi founded his shop in Montelupo Fiorentino, near Florence, Italy. He descended from a long line of artisans, including painters, sculptors and potters. His son Londi became the creative director of Bitossi in 1946 and was responsible for introducing the colorful glazes that Bitossi has become famous for during his 50-year tenure. During the 1950s, Ettore Sottsass began to design unique pieces for Bitossi, and his geometric bowls and vases redefined the art form of pottery and set major trends during the mid-century period. After Londi Bitossi stepped down, a new generation of the family took over, with Guido's granddaughter Cinzia Bitossi serving as artistic director and his great-granddaughter Ginevra Bocin acting as CEO. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Bitossi pottery.

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