Globes – an unusual topic for The Bespoke Gent? Probably, but when you see a product made with this level of craftsmanship its understandable why I wound want to feature…plus, what gent wouldn’t want to own one of these whether an avid traveller or not!
Bellerby & Co is the name and they are one of the few remaining Globemakers left in the world. They pride themselves on a growing collection of quality, hand crafted, contemporary and traditional globes. The globes range from towering heritage models situated in hotels and galleries to residential pieces suited to homes and offices.
The company was founded by Peter Bellerby in 2008 when Peter wanted to give his father a globe for his 80th Birthday and found that he couldn’t find one that fit the ideal of – up to date map but with antique design. If you think training is available for this sort of craft, think again! Peter taught himself, through years of trial and error, whereby now he teaches one or two staff a year. It takes each new team member at least six months of practising and learning to make just a small globe that could be sold. Another example of the level of craftsmanship and dedication Peter Bellerby has to making globes is that it took Peter 18 months to perfect applying the map to the sphere.
Churchill Globe being madeI must say I am very fond of these Globes and the work that Peter and his team dedicate to each globe – the art of true craftsmen working within a highly inspirational British brand. The Globes are now being sold exclusively at Harrods, so definitely check them out there. If you’re interested in the brand, do check this video out…
(All images copyright - Bellerby & Co)