Peter at Bellerby & Co
Peter Bellerby founded Bellerby & Co in 2010 after trying to find a globe for his father's birthday and ending up having to make it himself. It proved so difficult he decided he might was well start a business. Now his small team make over 300 globes a year from their workshop in Stoke Newington and distribute them all over the world. The globes are cast from plaster of Paris hemispheres moulded with Formula 1 precision and glued together, weighted with lead so they spin smoothly. The maps are updated in Adobe Illustrator and as accurate as is currently possible, before being printed onto strips of paper known as gores, washed with watercolours, glued on, and finished in coats of resin.
Bellerby & Co, 7 Bouverie Mews, Stoke Newington, N16 0AL