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 landmasses.
In 1954, with architect Shoji Sadao as a 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.
These are the versions, that show planet earth as a schematic projection. Another version of Dymaxion globe - with a satellite view - can be found on the right.
Material: Paper and Magnets
Dimensions: 3.25 x 3 x 3.75" or 8x7,5x9,5 cm