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Italian Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp in Platinum Glaze by Aldo Londi, 1970s

$1,256.31

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Beautiful ceramic lamp with silver-platinum colored glaze designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Made in Italy in the 1970s. The ceramic part sits on a metal chromed base, so as the top of the lamp. Very good vintage condition, no defects. New lampshade in natural nuances with, new wiring with on-off switch. US adapter plugs are provided. The dimension of the lamp with lampshade is height 70cm (27,5in), and diameter 40cm (15,7in).

Details

  • Creator
    Bitossi (Manufacturer),Aldo Londi (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.26 in. (54 cm)Diameter: 6.7 in. (17 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Rewired: new wiring, little patina on the metal parts. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Morazzone, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2089324760682

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Morazzone, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 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 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.

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.

Find a collection of vintage Bitossi decorative objects, lighting and serveware on 1stDibs.

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