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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,Green Materials,Green Products | No Comments

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Crumpled City maps are durable, waterproof, light, recyclable and fun to use maps conceived by Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso [1]. 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 [2], these maps are made from Tyvek [3], a non-woven Dupont white material that was developed back in 1955 and is frequently used for envelopes.

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A graduate from the Politecnico di Milano, Pizzolorusso [4] 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!

Palomar [2] currently offers 23 maps [5] of major cities including New York, London, Tokyo and Copenhagen – and there are even fun maps available for kids!

+ Emanuele Pizzolorusso [1]

Photo © Emanuele Pizzolorusso


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[1] Emanuele Pizzolorusso: http://www.pizzolorusso.com/

[2] Palomar: http://www.palomarweb.com/web/

[3] Tyvek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyvek

[4] Pizzolorusso: http://inhabitat.com/cool-recyclable-waste-paper-bin-can-also-be-composted/

[5] 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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