Dymaxion Folding Globe in Satellite Earth design by Areaware

SKU: BRDGSE
Description

In 1946, Buckminster Fuller patented a map of Earth which presents geographic information without breaks in any of the continental contours, or any visible distortion of the relative shapes or sizes of the land masses. In 1954, with architect Shoji Sadao as cartographer, the Dymaxion Projection as we know it today was created. Designer Brendan Ravenhill has configured Fuller’s projection as a magnetic folding globe, a representation of Earth that easily transitions from flat to three dimensional. Fold it to form a geometric globe or unfold to reveal our flattened planet.

  • Synthetic Paper and Magnets
  • 3.25x3x3.75"
  • 8.26x7.67x9.47 cm
  • Photo: Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory
  • Mathematical development, programming, and initial rendering: Robert W. Gray

                               

                               

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                              Designer: Areaware
                              Product Type: Gifts
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