Glossary | Globes | Design | Modern & futuristic
Modern, futuristic globes rely on a map image in unusual colours, and on unconventional pedestals or meridians.
Modern & futuristic
With modern and futuristic globes, the map image may be depicted in other colours, and the pedestal or meridian may be designed in an unconventional way. These globes are mainly used for decorative purposes, and do not include cartographic details or labelling. Instead they sparkle with colours suitable for modern interiors, such as black, silver, copper or grey.
In addition, manufacturers are experimenting with modern materials such as stainless steel, cork or matt surfaces. Unusual stands such as those made of acrylic, or magnetic feet, are just a few examples of the special features that designers have devised. So, if you are looking for something unusual, take a look here.