Maps are pretty essential when you’re in a foreign place, especially when you don’t speak the language and you’re trying to find your way around. But after awhile, your oft-used map gets folder and unfolded, and torn and dog-eared, and pretty soon you’re just carrying around a rather bruised looking piece of paper.
Designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso, a young Helsinki based industrial designer, the Crumpled City Map is made to be crushed and manhandled. Made of trusty Tyvek®, it’s 100% waterproof and 100% recyclable, and you can squash this map into your pocket, bag or the accompanying pouch in 2 seconds flat without worrying about spoiling your map.
The Crumpled City Map is a handy size, and also provides details about a large part of the city, including streets, monuments, museums, art galleries and also includes a sightseeing index and a list of unique "Soulsights".
Each map comes in a box with a carrying pouch, with a different graphic motif on it representative of the corresponding city. Remember to crush the map before use (I couldn’t quite bear to at first! But after I did I could not stop balling that thing up!) and enjoy the satisfaction of being able to scrunch something up without spoiling it.
The Crumpled City Map makes a great gift for anyone headed to a major city for a period of time, or for any design savvy traveller who likes to have a pretty map on hand.
The Crumpled City map is available for 12 major cities!
- 11/006A - Paris (France)
- 11/006B - London (UK)
- 11/006C - Rome (Italy)
- 11/006D - New York (USA)
- 11/006E - Berlin (Germany)
- 11/006F - Hamburg (Germany)
- 11/006G – Amsterdam (Netherlands)*NEW*
- 11/006H – Milan (Italy)*NEW*
- 11/006I – Barcelona (Spain)*NEW*
- 11/006J – Lisbon (Portugal)*NEW*
- 11/006K – Sydney (Australia)*NEW*
- 11/006L – Tokyo (Japan)*NEW*
.: Map is 87cmW x 58cmH and weighs just 20g
.: Map comes folded in box 11.5cmW x 15cmH x 2.5cmD with accompanying Tyvek drawstring carrying pouch 13cmW x 13.5cmH when stretched out
CRUMPLED CITY MAPS BOX SET
Here's a great way to gift or store the Crumpled City Maps, to yourself or to your loved ones! Just pick 5 of your favourite maps and it'll come in this specially packed box set at just $90!
Please indicate the 5 maps that you want in the paypal order.
More pictures of crumpled city maps here