Spiegeltenten

Spiegeltenten

‘It is our pleasure to introduce you to the World of spiegeltents’. A European spiegeltent is the ultimate cabaret, and music salon. Spiegeltenten (or magic mirrors) are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls and wine tasting marquees since the early 20th century. The hall of mirrors used to be the number one attraction at the Belgian un fairs.

Built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade, each has its own personality, style, and name.
There are only a handful of these unique, and legendary spiegeltents left in the world and Van Rosmalen owns some of the finest. Our spiegeltents have spent their lifetimes at the bequest of festivals, and village fairs throughout Europe, playing host to the world’s greatest cabaret performers and musicians.

Each spiegeltent creates a romantic and enchanting ambience, echoing the days of the tango and waltz, and provides a genuinely unique setting for your guests, whatever the event.

spiegel-bloem
spiegeltent-magic-mirror
26m Diameter / 1100 guests / jugendstil
spiegeltent-aurora
24m Diameter / 800 guests / art deco
spiegeltent-paradiso
24m Diameter / 800 guests / jugendstil
spiegeltent-salon-perdu
20m Diameter / 550 guests / art deco
spiegeltent-idolize
19m Diameter / 450 guests / Baroque

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overzicht-lamp
spiegeltent-romantiek
18m Diameter / 350 guests / art deco
spiegeltent-de-parel-van-vuren
18m Diameter / 350 guests / jugendstil
spiegeltent-deluxe
15m Diameter / 225 guests / jugendstil

Spiegeltenten history

Spiegeltents have been around for over 100 years. Throughout the years, many different styles have developed between the different types of tents. Original spiegeltents are made by woodworkers with eye for detail. Cut mirrors, high-quality fabric and a sense of art.

Art nouveau or jugendstil is a well-known style of art, which is known for its use of flowing lines and the usage of glass. This style is often used while building a spiegeltent and expresses itself in decorated facades and interiors.

A typical example of this style is the so-called ‘mandolin’: a curved backrest, which also forms a divider between the different booths. Paired with the traditional mirror wall, it forms the traditional style that characterizes the original spiegeltents.

Many different and ‘new’ types of spiegeltents have been developed in the history of spiegeltents. Because of the high cost and craftsmanship involved in building a spiegeltent, many entrepreneurs have experimented with cheaper alternatives of building a spiegeltent.

This type of spiegeltent differs from the original spiegeltent regarding their details. The original Flemish and Dutch spiegeltent makes exclusive use of flowing lines and cut glass. Their Walloon counterparts are more sober, resulting in cheaper production. Van Rosmalen is proud of their collection of spiegeltents, which has made no concessions regarding quality. We think that a traditional product should remain pure and that the aim of the artist has to remain.

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