If you are a regular follower of TBTP, you’ve likely noted that I’m a bit of a map and globe geek. The fascination probably began with a globe/lamp combination that sat on my bedside table as a young child. I’m still on the lookout for clever and imaginative interpretations of the standard forms, so I was immediately drawn to the brilliant globes created by New Zealand designer Luke Calder.
His reimagined globes are at once familiar, showing landmasses and oceans, but at the same time unconventional in the absence of borders, nations, or labels. This minimalist approach allows us to imagine a world devoid of geopolitical and national divisions.
Calder’s stunning designs are handcrafted with steel, spun aluminum, resins, and copper foil. Checkout his website for more information.