Monumental and rare MCM vintage Bitossi, Aldo Londi mid century modern table lamp. Fantastic and rare Italian studio art pottery lighting from the 1960's with offset tangerine orange and terracotta alternating lines. The design features a cylinder form. The glaze is a highly textral volcanic glaze.Short teak riser which looks great with the pottery base. Retains its original Made in Italy paper label which is amazing. Three-way switch - used for dimming and setting a mood. Price does NOT include the shade and would make shipping unnecessarily expensive to boot. Will require careful packaging and because of size and weight may take a little while to package for shipping (which includes insurance and tracking.) CONDITION: Without damage or repairs - shade NOT included
Aldo Londi was born in Montelupo in 1911, and started working for a ceramics manufacturer when he was 11 years old. After being taken prisoner in South Africa during WW2, he returned to Italy and in 1946 was appointed artistic director at Bitossi. He held that position for over 50 years, and created thousand of designs for vases, jugs, animals, candle stick holders and other objects.
In 1921 Guido Bitossi formalised the Bitossi family’s artisan ceramic-making history by transforming their local craft into a structured and productive organisation, Bitossi Ceramiche following the long traditions of ceramic production in Florence since 1500. With over 7000 original pieces produced from the 1950s onwards, the original pieces have become highly coveted by collectors, particularly those of the iconic Rimini Blu collection. The new pieces are still produced in Florence using the same tools from the 1950s, each piece carrying the hand and the eye of the masterful ceramicist who gave it form. Over the decades the Bitossi artisans have collaborated with numerous designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Arik Levy, Piero Fornasetti and Mario Ferrarini
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