Jeweller Hirsh London has announced a new collaboration with Bellerby & Co Globemakers, inspired by Sophia and Jason Hirsh’s love of travel.
Hirsh have found a symmetry with Bellerby & Co Globemakers as each unique globe created by them is handmade in their London atelier – just as Hirsh jewellery is made by hand in their Mayfair atelier.
The globes were designed by Sophia and Jason Hirsh during England’s first lockdown in March 2020, with help from their children – a unique home-schooling geography project!
The globes are created in resin and are weighted so that they gently come to rest when spun.
Bellerby & Co’s highly skilled cartographers then create the maps that are printed on paper gores and cut by hand.
The gores are then wet and stretched across the sphere before they are painted by hand and finished with a matte or gloss finish.
The bases of the globes are designed exclusively by Hirsh London and are made of British oak, painted in the signature Hirsh blue, with a fine sterling silver collar that beautifully reflects the globe above.
The base features Bellerby & Co’s innovative roller bearing mechanism which effortlessly allows 360-degree rotation of the globe in all directions.
The collaboration currently consists of five globes, each telling a different story revealed by unique illustrations…
The Civilisations Globe pays homage to the fascinating civilisations that have come before us, depicted in beautiful hand painted illustrations.
From Viking Longships to the pyramids of Egypt, St Basil’s Cathedral in Russia and the Great Wall of China, celebrate the diversity of the world’s civilisations with us.
Beautiful, lasting and timeless. The Classic Globe features one of The Hirsh Family’s favourite quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry making it the perfect gift for a loved one.
The Present Globe makes a feature of the outlines of countries all over the world at the time that the globe was created – making it a beautiful reminder to live life in the here and now.
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
The Animal Kingdom Globe is a celebration of the incredible wildlife found all over the world.
From the majestic elephants in Africa to the serene dolphins of Florida and even a few creatures from folklore…rediscover these beloved creatures with us.
The Celestial Globe is unlike any globe we have ever seen before.
Unique and magical, it features 88 hand painted representations of
the constellations in our skies.
Each globe comes with its very own flightcase in the signature Hirsh blue, allowing the globe to be safely and stylishly transported.