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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Belarti! Bellissimo!

Another new piece in the store is this gorgeous 1960s tile and polished aluminum table by ceramist J. Belarti. As a visitor to our Facebook page said, this piece is "a lot of statement." This piece is for the free-spirited and the wild at heart who want a home to shout style rather than hint at it.

The top is made up of 40 handmade tiles by the artist. The aluminum frame is incorporated into the top of the table, creating an interesting contrast of materials.

The only scant attributions/biographical information I've found, which I have not confirmed, is that the artist was a Belgian ceramic artist Julien de Covemaeker using the alias of J. Belarti in the 1960s and 1970s. Several sites attribute the same tiled coffee tables to Belgian ceramist Juliette F. Belarti.

Tile and chrome table by J. Belarti


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  1. That is a very funky table! I love it.

    1. My SIL says it's an extremely HEAVY, funky table. :)

  2. I have a question about Belarti ....Has he done any paintings such as on canvas ????
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