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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.View other products by Louise Christ
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
Scandinavian Design Originals. Three little words.
But they express everything for which Menu A/S live and breathe: a never-ending search for beautiful Scandinavian design with true originality. Aesthetic and practical daily surprises that you become happier and happier to look at, touch and use. Menu A/S develops and produces designs to an international standard, often making headlines and boasting a high degree of innovation.
Creativity is when our brain plays. When we allow our imagination to fly and explore the art of what is possible. Menu A/S aims to think freshly, to question the existing shape of things, to dare to combine known things in a new way and to create new combinations in form, function, material and aesthetics. Menu A/S refines it all through their deep roots in Scandinavian nature and design tradition - the high quality materials and the clean shapes. Menu A/S strips away all unnecessary decorations, leaving the design idea to present itself in its pure form and in great craftsmanship.View other products from Menu A/S