Spiegeltenten

Spiegeltenten

‘It is our pleasure to introduce you to the world of the spiegeltent’. A European spiegeltent is the ultimate cabaret, and music salon. A spiegeltent (or magic mirrors) is a hand-hewn pavilion used as a travelling dance hall and wine tasting marquee since the early 20th century. The spiegeltent used to be the number one attraction at Belgian funfairs.

The spiegeltent is built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade. Each spiegeltent is unique with their own name, personality, and style.
Only a handful of these special, and legendary spiegeltents remain in the world, and Van Rosmalen owns some of the finest. The rarity of a spiegeltent is also the main reason we are very proud of our collection and love to share each and every one of our spiegeltents. Most of 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 an enchanting and romantic ambience, echoing the days of the waltz and tango, and provides a genuinely unique setting for your guests, whatever the event. The spiegeltent is available for everyone to hire, whatever your event may be: festivals, dances, parties, theatre shows and dinners. Interested in renting a spiegeltent for your own event? Be sure to visit our spiegeltent hire page.

Spiegeltent - Spiegel bloem
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Magic Mirror
26m Diameter / 1100 guests / jugendstil
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Aurora
24m Diameter / 800 guests / art deco
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Paradiso
24m Diameter / 800 guests / jugendstil
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Salon Perdu
20m Diameter / 550 guests / art deco
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Idolize
19m Diameter / 450 guests / Baroque

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Spiegeltent - Overzicht Lamp
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Romantiek
18m Diameter / 350 guests / art deco
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent de Parel van Vuren
18m Diameter / 350 guests / jugendstil
Spiegeltent - Spiegeltent Deluxe
15m Diameter / 225 guests / jugendstil

Spiegeltent history

Spiegeltents have been around for over a century. Throughout the many years of its existence, many different styles have developed between the different types of spiegeltents. The original spiegeltent was made by woodworkers with eye for detail, including cut mirrors, high-quality fabric and a sense of art.

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

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

Many different and ‘new’ types of spiegeltents have been developed in the history of the spiegeltent. 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 in regards to 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 every single spiegeltent in our collection. We’ve made no concessions regarding quality. Our ideology is that the traditional spiegeltent should remain pure, and the intentions of the artist should remain in the created spiegeltent.

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