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Waterproof Crumpled City Maps are Lightweight, Durable, and Recyclable
Posted By Ana Lisa On December 20, 2011 @ 5:45 pm In Eco Travel,Environment,Green Materials,Green Products,Innovation | No Comments
Crumpled City maps are durable, waterproof, light, recyclable and fun to use maps conceived by Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso . They are designed to replace big and clumsy standard paper maps, which are difficult to fold and make travelers look out-of-place while walking around new cities. Designed for Florence-based company Palomar , these maps are made from Tyvek , a non-woven Dupont white material that was developed back in 1955 and is frequently used for envelopes.
A graduate from the Politecnico di Milano, Pizzolorusso  designed Crumpled City maps so they can easily crumple to fit into the palm of a hand, pocket or the same material case they come with. measuring 23×34 inches, they only weight around 20 grams, making them an excellent choice for backpackers. Best of all, they double as an umbrella if it starts raining!
Photo © Emanuele Pizzolorusso
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URLs in this post:
 Emanuele Pizzolorusso: http://www.pizzolorusso.com/
 Palomar: http://www.palomarweb.com/web/
 Tyvek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyvek
 Pizzolorusso: http://inhabitat.com/cool-recyclable-waste-paper-bin-can-also-be-composted/
 maps: http://inhabitat.com/the-danish-design-center-shop-showcases-the-best-in-eco-friendly-scandinavian-design/copenhagen-design-week-2011-danish-design-center-shop-7/
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