Thursday, 14 January 2021

Belarti Tile topped Tables Catalogue


I've been involved in the crazy world of retro and vintage for years now and have had dozens of tile topped tables pass through my hands, I've kept a few and there's a few I'd wished I'd kept and here's some I want to get my hands on!
We posted a blog a few years ago about the murky world of identifying them, have a look here..Identifying Tiled Tables
I get a fair few messages from people who've read it and want to sell (always welcome) or just need pointing in the right direction but I still see many tables attributed wrongly. This amazing archive catalogue might help (or it might just make you ache with longing for the stunning colours and patterns!) Thanks to Ieka at RetroLoco for the original scans.
A very high end hardback catalogue, published around 1968/69, presumably for distribution to dealers rather than generally available to the public, it details the various tables and other products from the BELgian ARTIsts organisation (see what they did there?), even naming the patterns!
Grab a coffee and a waffle and enjoy...
...and when you've recovered take a look at the retro section on our website Space Harrogate
Comments welcome..
....and remember, as far as we know, there was no such person as Juliette Belarti, God knows where that one started, you'd think she'd be mentioned/pictured here, right?!
The picture here is of Belgian ceramicist, Julien de Covemaeker.....we think...

Translations welcome, there's more below in French and Flemish(?) 


1 comment:

  1. Hie,
    Thankd for your very helpful blog! I aslo see the page dedicated to identification of tiled topped tables.

    I actually have a tile topped table without signature and try to find the author or the brand. I strongly think it s a Belarti but i m not 100 % sure (I couldn t find a strictly matching piece).If you like to help me giving your opinion where may I send you a picture of the piece? Better send me your answer at: