Bellerby & Co: Globemakers

A failed attempt at finding a well crafted globe, a gift for his father, was the inspiration behind Peter Bellerby‘s year and a half long journey to master the art of making artisanal globes – a craft that is so extremely difficult, it’s no wonder there is only one other person in the world that shares in this complex skill. Each component of the globe is constructed by hand – from casting the spheres to hand painting the illustrations. I’ve wanted a beautiful globe for so long and now it just seems as if anything, other than Bellerby & Co‘s globes, would simply pale in comparison.

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Peter Bellerby, Bellerby and Co. Globemakers, Hackney, London, UK

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(images via Adam Marelli, Core 77, Tom Bunning & Bellerby & Co; Bellerby & Co Globes available here)

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13 Comments

  1. Such a neat post!

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    11.18.14
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  2. Wow! What a beautiful and fascinating line of work! This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

    11.18.14
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  3. L wrote:

    Oh this is stunning!! In line with my passion for traveling, my love for globes.
    And beautiful artistic ones too! ❤❤

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    11.18.14
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  4. Rim wrote:

    Looks amazing !!!!

    11.19.14
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  5. Never knew the effort that goes into making a globe, thanks for the info and those globes sure look exquisite!

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    11.20.14
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  6. janelle wrote:

    Wow…lauren told me to check out this post…super inspiring!!
    xojanelle

    11.20.14
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  7. i.s. wrote:

    this is beautiful x
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    11.20.14
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  8. LiuXi wrote:

    How beautiful it is!

    9.26.15
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