1 of 9 images

Aldo Londi/Bitossi Ceramic Lamps

About

Pair of hand decorated and incised ceramic lamps on gilded wood bases. The graphic pattern accented with gilded accents. Rewired for use in the USA with aged brass double pull chain sockets.

Details

  • Dimensions

    H 22.5 in. x Dm 4.5 in.

    H 57.15 cm x Dm 11.43 cm

  • Diameter
    4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Item location

    1stdibs Gallery at 200 LEX

    200 Lexington Avenue

    New York, NY 10016

  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    f83181706027631613fs

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Bitossi (Manufacturer)

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.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2007
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller

Bitossi Citiscape Ceramic Lamps

$5,500 / set
Bitossi Citiscape Ceramic Lamps
Bitossi
Italian 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
Italian 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 Jade Green Ceramic Lamps

$4,800 / set
Bitossi Jade Green Ceramic Lamps
Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Ceramic
Italian midcentury hand tooled graphic pattern ceramic lamps with a jade green glaze with a slight blue undertone. Lamps are mounted on satin brass disc bases. Rewired for use in the...
Bitossi Cerulean Blue Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic
Italian midcentury pottery lamps in a stunning turquoise/cerulean blue glazed terracotta with hand decorated bodies featuring stylized flowers sitting on satin brass bases. Rewired f...
You May Also Like
Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Large Ceramic Table Lamp ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Italian Table Lamps
Pottery
A very large and extremely rare lamp base designed in 1959 by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Ceramiche for the collection Rimini Blu. This handmade Mid-Century Modern ceramic lamp is cylindr...
Bitossi Pottery Lamps Incised Decoration by Ald...
Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Pottery
Bitossi pottery lamps incised decoration by Aldo Londi pair of striped color blocked lamps.

Bitossi ceramic Lamps Italy 1970

$3,900 / set
Bitossi ceramic Lamps Italy 1970
Bitossi, Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bistossi lamps Italy 1970 for Bergboms Sweden gold ceramic with a middle part with a look of a birch tree they were produced in collaboration with Swedish Bergboms Birch tree is a ty...
Ceramic Table Lamp by Bitossi
Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bitossi Ceramiche studio hand-painted ceramic table lamp imported by Raymor.
Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamp Matte Glaze Discs Cu...
Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamp Matte Glaze Discs Cutouts Pottery, Signed Italy 1960's. Italian ceramic table lamp with great color and surface. Two-color glaze with applied discs and cut...
Pair of Metallic Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps by ...
Bitossi, Bergboms
A pair of highly decorative metallic gold black and copper glazed ceramic table lamps by Bitossi for Bergboms in Sweden, 1970 Handmade drum shaped raffia shades The lamps are rewir...

Bitossi Stoneware Lamp

$4,370
Bitossi Stoneware Lamp
Bitossi
Italian Table Lamps
Bronze, Stoneware
Great Whimsical Bitossi Lamp depicting Hot Air Balloons. Newly rewired with a new double cluster.
Vintage Pair of Bitossi for Bergboms Table Lamp...
Bitossi, Bergboms
Italian Table Lamps
Pair of vintage table lamps by Italian ceramics company Bitossi for Bergboms, circa 1960s. Each lamp has a matte gold finish with an off-white "birch" ceramic center. Origi...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries