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Design by Louise Christ & Jakob Wagner.
By Menu A/S.
You will get a totally new perspective on how the world fits together when you are sitting with the Classic Globe in your hands, looking at a round globe instead of a flat map. The Classic Globe sits on a solid, stainless steel base which can be detached from its mounting to be studied up close. To remove the base on the Classic Globe, you simply pull the globe upwards and loosen the rods going through the center.
Material(s): Metal, plastic
Dimensions: 15.7" H x 11.8" Dia.
Designer: Louise Christ
"I have always worked with distinctive organic shapes, in a universe inspired by everything from single-cell amoeba to corals and planets. This, combined with considerable precision, results in characterful and original products that fall between the precise and the organic." Awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2008 for the Jewelry Tree.
Designer: Jakob Wagner
Jakob Wagner was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1963 and received his first design degree in his home town. After attending several international schools he graduated from the Art Center in Montreux, Switzerland, with a degree in product design in 1992.
He immediately set up his own studio in Copenhagen and for the first 5 years of his career he worked with sports and professional equipment for clients such as Porsche and Pioneer. Though, gradually he gained interest in objects for the home. On his design philosophy, Jakob says: "I often try to create a kind of balanced tension between opposite qualities in the object. I play with static versus dynamic expression, symmetry versus asymmetry, masculine versus feminine, organic versus geometric, etc. This challenges our senses, makes an object come alive and touches us emotionally."
In 2003, he was awarded The Danish Arts Foundation Three-Year honorable Bursary. Jakob's work is often part of exhibitions in Scandinavia and around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where he had his first object included in the permanent collection in 2006. In autumn 2008, Jakob won the award as Denmark's "Best Designer" by one of the leading interior magazines.View other products by Jakob Wagner
Manufacturer: Menu A/S
Founded in 1976, Menu A/S is a Danish design company that believes in making design matter. Original, passionate, and responsible, this creative company delivers high quality designs that genuinely make a difference, evoke true feelings, and combines do-well with do-good. Menu A/S is obsessed with clever solutions and functional details, and creates innovative, unique products while remaining true to the Scandinavian simplicity and timeless aesthetics for which they are known.View other products from Menu A/S