Guido Bitossi came from a long line of skilled Tuscan ceramicists, sculptors and artists. In 1921, the young Italian opened his own factory in Montelupo Fiorentino, a storied ceramic-making area near Florence. Among the historic firm’s greatest hits is the Rimini Blu collection, which was created in the 1950s by long-standing artistic director Aldo Londi. The line of vases, bowls and figures were notable for their vivid shade of blue and engraved motifs – and were credited with introducing a sense of the handcrafted and ornate into Italy’s modernist design. Our collaboration has three shapes of vase – in that signature blue, as well as sunny yellow or olive.