Globemaking has never looked so good…

Thank you to Hal Shinnie for coming by and taking some beautiful photos.

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Manual Labour :: Making & Making-Do

Tomorrow (August 27th) we will be in the window space at 289 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road from noon – 2.30pm. The shop is being turned into a laboratory for the study of labour, skill and expertise with a lot of really interesting and talented people involved – click for more details.

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A Look into The Studio at Bellerby & Co

When moms come into town they get snap happy, we’ve stolen our most recent visitors photos to give you a little look into our studio..

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Dubbed! Il Fascino Peculiare Dei Mappamondi

We had a little visit at the studio from RSI La 1 and the great Head of Map Collections – Peter Barber from The British Library – to talk about what they dubbed…. the peculiar charm of globes.

Click to watch us on Swiss-Italian TV!

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Sneak Peek :: The Big Egg Hunt :: New York City :: Easter 2014

We are excited again to be part of the Big Egg Hunt. This time it is in one of our very favourite cities … New York!

Progress is already underway at Bellerby & Co and we think it is looking gorgeous.

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The eggs sold at auction raise a lot of money for Action for Children – and The Elephant Family.

Check out http://www.thebigegghunt.co.uk/ – and we will update you again with details in the new year!

Wallpaper* Handmade 2013 Exhibition

Wallpaper* Handmade 2013

We loved heading down to Milan to take part in Wallpaper Magazines annual
show-stopping exhibition during the Salone del Mobile.

We joined the finest artists, designers, craftsmen and manufacturers from across the globe who produce unique furniture, fittings and fashion.

This one of a kind globe was made with Mathias Hahn with a pattern that is similar to the weave of a blanket. The 72 longitude sections and 36 latitude sections generate 2,592 different shades.

POP! London Champagne Kids

A few weeks back, we battled the London springtime elements (which resembled more an arctic freeze), and made our way down to Central London. The Stephen Friedman Gallery to be precise, for the opening of Yinka Shonibare’s (MBE) solo show POP!  Commenting through sculpture, the exhibition plays with overindulgent use of power, which has perhaps lead to our current economic crisis.  In Yinka’s typical direct style, we see mannequins with brightly coloured batik outfits, witty stances, and of course the Bellerby globes as heads!

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All photo credit: Steven Friedman Gallery

The series we worked on is called “Champagne Kids”, and formed a whole section of the exhibition, leading onto a ‘Last Supper’ style banker’s table, brazen headless mannequins and painted fabric panels.  We were really honoured to contribute to a a show exploring a social, current issue, which challenges the way our generations are suffering now, due to years of the bank’s extravagant behaviour, using humour and suggestive symbolism.



Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

As we were sent flat graphs and charts, our team set to work morphing them into gores and intricately pasting them onto our mini globes. The charts marked the financial crash of 2008, focusing on the Lehman Brothers, Tokyo, Irish, Spanish and Greek Stock Exchange, and the finished globes sat upon indulgent, ironic party mannequins, seen below hanging, rocking and pouring champagne.

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

All photo credit: Steven Friedman Gallery

The result is super interesting, well structured and thought provoking, and we would recommend you to visit the show if you’re in London, it’s on until 20th April.

The Steven Friedman Gallery 28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN, open Mondays – Saturdays. More info here.