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Bagni Modern Good Friends Brutalist Black & Gold Ceramic Vessels Bitossi, 1960s

$2,500per set

About

An outstanding pair of Italian Modern Pottery vessels from Bitossi of Italy by Good Friends Imports. Good Friends would have designs made to order from the Bitossi factory which made their wares more unsual and sought after. Artistic ceramic vase and deep triangular bowl glazed in satin black with applied gold knobs through out.  Very modern and elegantly brutalist. Stamped on bottoms: Italy - 95/293 - 95/286. Measurements: Bowl - 10 inches diameter x 5 inches high. Vase - 5 inches diameter x 6 inches high.

Details

  • Creator
    Bitossi (Maker),Alvino Bagni (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Diameter: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Clay,Gilt,Glazed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. No issues.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU830125674602

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  • Shipping
    $20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 6-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Miami, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Maker

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.

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Located in Miami, FL
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