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Bitossi Mid-Century Modern Gold Ceramic Table Lamp by Aldo Londi

$5,727.96

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Aldo Londi ceramic Mid-Century Modern Bitossi table lamp cylinder gold metallic with new dark blue silk shade. Tall, 95 cm – 37.40 inches, cylinder body in perfect condition with stepped neck in gold metallic glaze. Style full decorated with bands of embossed patterns. Height of the ceramic only is 21.26 inches and the diameter of the ceramic is 6.69 inches. This stunning lamp will be shipped abroad in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US crate included is euro 275. Aldo Londi (Montelupo Fiorentino, 1911-2003) was a tireless teller of feelings and intuitions. An entire life devoted to art: he was painter, sculptor and most of all a ceramicist. In 1946 Londi started his collaboration with the manufacture Cav. G. Bitossi & Figli. A happy fellowship featuring Londi as main actor for more than fifty years, initially as art director from 1946 until 1976 and then as tireless contributor. Londi melted in his works traditional and contemporary art in order to create a modern product. His natural attitude for research made it possible for him to take the Challenge of making brave explorations and defining a new language of expression, finding support and motivation in the endless experimentations that he started with the chemical lab of the Colorobbia glaze factory. On the other hand his professional skills and artistic sensibility were the extraordinary background to start many collaborations with designers and artists like Ettore Sottsass, Remo Buti, Marco Zanini, Matteo Thun and many more.

Details

  • Creator
    Bitossi (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.41 in. (95 cm)Diameter: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Ceramic,Silk,Glazed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Weesp, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1464213400251

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  • Shipping
    $318.22 Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Weesp, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

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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