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Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


INSPIRATION

Palomar CEO Fabio Palchetti, 9 years old

Our company’s name was taken from the main character in Italo Calvino’s novel “Mr Palomar”. The book is about skies and stars, lawns and waves, and about man who observes and contemplates skies and stars, lawns and waves. The company’s origins are rooted in the great Florentine optical engineering heritage; indeed, Palomar’s original nucleus, its technical/scientific background, dates from 1956. We are now a firm that conceives, designs and produces a highly select group of items with a specific cultural accent and each relates to Mr. Palomar’s world: the gaze (telescopes, binoculars, eyeglasses), chronological and meteorological time (perpetual calendars, barometers and

thermometers) and space – heaven and earth – (globes and maps). Our ambition is to offer “timeless” pieces that satisfy the most simple, and most basic needs and this is what releases them from the vagaries of fads and fashions. We can consider it a sort of counter-melody, or counterbalance to the overwhelming spread of digital technology. This return to analogue is not “vintage”, rather it offers a radically new meaning to the individual experience of looking, contemplating time and representing space. It is our way of saying that there is, indeed a more human, more ironic and perhaps even more attractive dimension that can coexist with technology and its presumed imperatives.

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


CRUMPLED CITY Soft city maps for urban jungles Design: Emanuele Pizzolorusso

They are the lightest maps in the world: indestructible, soft and waterproof, they can be crumpled, squashed and crushed into a ball. What’s more, the more battered they are, the better they look. A contemporary reinvention of the most basic travel tool: • they are easy to use, more fun and inspire more freedom than traditional maps; • they have a completely new look, from the street mappings to the colour scheme and include fresh and fun new city icons; • they provide details about a large part of the city, including streets, monuments, museums, art galleries and much more;

Soulsights are unique places chosen to move and inspire modern traveller. The collection includes the most interesting cities on the globe. • • • • • • •

Crumple it before use! It just takes 2 seconds to open and close this innovative soft map. The map includes all the most important information about the city as well as a list of “Soulsights”. Weighing only 21 grams, it is super resistant and 100% waterproof.

Made in Italy

Awards: Design Plus, ADI Design Index, European Consumers Choice, DeZeen Book of Ideas

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


CRUMPLED JUNIOR Soft illustrated maps for urban jungles Design: Emanuele Pizzolorusso Illustration: www.alvvino.org

Crumpled City Junior: new in the series of the Crumpled City family, the unique and indestructible maps that won’t need to get folded! Made of a special material, they’re just perfect for the Juniors: they’re soft, extremely light, ultra resistant and 100% waterproof. They can be handed roughly as well as crumpled up into a ball and chucked away in a rucksack, without the worry of folding them. Crumpled City Junior Maps come with ingenious illustrations making them easy to look up as well as captivating to the eyes of the youngsters.

Rich in information, each map features several not-to-be-missed Junior spots. Such “unmissable” top places were selected thanks to the help of “special on location correspondents” who have turned these maps into up-to-date tools that make traveling come alive. At last! A map carefully thought out for kids and their families. Made in Italy

Awards: Prix Les Découvertes, European Consumers Choice

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


CRUMPLED SKY Soft map for night sky dreamers Design: Emanuele Pizzolorusso Graphics: www.alvvino.org

The starry sky above our heads is an inexhaustible source of dreams. “Crumpled Sky” is a small collection of contemporary maps dedicated to the starry skies that can be seen with the naked eye. where we are, and then it changes with each season. Therefore, the collection comprises a series of maps that allow everyone everywhere to have the thrill of looking at the sky in any season. The maps are soft, very lightweight yet extremely resistant, perfectly waterproof, designed to be quickly put away in the bag without folding. They are perfect for carrying around and consulting on starry nights but also wonderful to be hung on the wall. No technical knowledge or instruments are required. Just your eyes and a beautiful starry night around you. You also have to be a dreamer!

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Be free to Crumple it! It just takes 2 seconds to open and close this innovative soft map. Weighing only 40 grams, it is super resistant and 100% waterproof. It features all the constellations and the main stars visible in a starry night. In order to use “Crumpled Sky” as a wall map, it should be ironed at a low temperature. Instructions provided inside by scientific consultant Gianluca Ranzini. Size XL.

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Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


CRUMPLED CITY FROM THE AIR Soft city maps for urban jungles Design: Pizzolorusso Imageries and Graphics: PalomarLab & Alvvino

“From the air collection” is a new series of CRUMPLED CITY maps, a fresh addition to this extraordinary family of maps . It is a new collection of city maps which applies an original graphic elaboration to satellite photography. The black & white aerial images are slightly tilted to achieve enhanced by the typically crumpled and slightly uneven surface of the map. The graphic addition of color highlights to the principal arteries and points of interest turns the map into a real visual guide of the city and an innovative orientation tool. The collection includes the most interesting cities on the globe.

Be free to Crumple it! It just takes 2 seconds to open and close this innovative soft map. Weighing only 50 grams, it is super resistant and 100% waterproof. In order to use “Crumpled city from the air” as a wall map, it should be ironed at a low temperature. Size XL: 110 x 87 cm Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


PINWORLD Wall map diary

Design: Alessandro Maffioletti & Emanuele Pizzolorusso

PinWorld is a world wall map printed on a flexible felt panel. The continents on the PIN WORLD wall maps, including the cities with over 1 million inhabitants, offer a unique and exciting view of a world without borders. The surprising graphic results achieved make the maps ideal for display at home or in the office. The tactile characteristics of felt transform the static nature of a map – a simple object to be looked at - into something new with which users can interact. The attractive package includes a set of 15 special pins – another original design by the creators of the project – to use with the map. Using these special pins it is possible to relate to the geographical image presented

and develop an individual narrative concept. Pins, notes, drawings, photos and souvenirs can be attached to the maps to create a travel log of an actual trip or the expedition of your dreams. Thus you can create a “Wall map diary” making it possible to share your ‘adventures’ with friends and family. polymer felt standard size: 130x70 cm mini size: 85x46 cm available in 2 colors: black & light blue printed using non-toxic inks 100% recyclable iron on reverse washable Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


PINWORLD XL Wall map diary

Design: Alessandro Maffioletti & Emanuele Pizzolorusso

PinWorld XL is a large world wall map printed on three flexible felt panels ideal for use at home or in the office. The three world wall map panels can be easily combined, choosing to place the centre of the world in Europe, in the Americas or in the Pacific area. In this way, it is possible to create different views of the world – all of which are correct – according to different “points of view”. The XL map features a large number of cities: capital cities, metropolises as well as small, yet “unmissable” cities. The striking colors and felt combine to make the XL wall map a contemporary work of art that is created by the user.

Using the 90 special pins included in the package it is possible to relate to the geographical image presented and develop an individual narrative concept, creating an exciting “Wall map diary” to share with friends and family. polymer felt 210x130 cm available in 2 colors: black & light blue printed using non-toxic inks 100% recyclable iron on reverse washable Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


PINCITY Wall map diary

Design: Alessandro Maffioletti & Emanuele Pizzolorusso

PinCity is a city wall map printed on a flexible felt panel. The imagery of the city on the PinCity Wall Map reveals the energy and density of today’s cities; the surprising graphic results achieved make the maps ideal for display at home or in the office. The tactile characteristics of felt transform the static nature of a map – a simple object to be looked at - into something new with which users can interact. The attractive package includes a set of 15 special pins – another original design by the creators of the project – to use with the map. Using these special pins it is possible to relate to the geographical image presented and develop an individual narrative concept.

Pins, notes, personal comments, drawings, photos and souvenirs can be attached to the maps to create a travel log of an actual trip or the expedition of your dreams. Thus you can create a “Wall map diary” making it possible to share your ‘adventures’ with friends and family. polymer felt 100x80 cm (New York 70x130 cm) available in 2 colors: black & light blue printed using non-toxic inks 100% recyclable iron on reverse washable Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


PINCOUNTRY Wall map diary

Design: Alessandro Maffioletti & Emanuele Pizzolorusso

PinCountry is a country wall map printed on a flexible felt panel. The surprising graphic results achieved make the map ideal for display at home or in the office. The tactile characteristics of felt transform the static nature of a map – a simple object to be looked at into something new with which users can interact. The attractive package includes a set of 15 special pins – another original design by the creators of the project – to use with the map. Using these special pins it is possible to relate to the geographical image presented and develop an individual narrative concept. Pins, notes, drawings, photos and souvenirs

can be attached to the maps to create a travel log of an actual trip or the expedition of your dreams. Thus you can create a “Wall map diary” making it possible to share your ‘adventures’ with friends and family. polymer felt 100x80 cm available in 2 colors: black & light blue printed using non-toxic inks 100% recyclable iron on reverse washable Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


LUCETTA Magnetic bike lights

Design: Emanuele Pizzolorusso Graphics: www.alvvino.org

Made up of two small magnetic bike lights, the Lucetta doesn’t have a technical look but a friendly feature, ‘clean’ and yet a bit mysterious. a bicycle the two small lights – white for the front, red for the rear - are switched on and Designed to stay securely in place on even the bumpiest of roads, the lights give the option of a steady slow flashing or fast flashing beam, easily selected by simply reattaching the light. Once a destination is reached, the lights are easily removed and may be linked together and slip in your pocket. Lucetta is designed to take as little space as possible and embodies maximum utility and versatility.

How it works: 1. Detach the lights 2. Attach anywhere on the bike 3. Choose your flashing mode 4. Enjoy your ride Technical specifications: Package contents: white front LED light + red rear LED light Lights: SMD 2835 LEDs Red light intensity: 4000 mcd White light intensity: 15000 mcd Lighting modes: steady light, slow flashing, fast flashing Slow flashing mode: 60 flashes/minute Fast flashing mode: 240 flashes/minute Super wide angle of visibility Power Supply: 2 x CR2032 batteries each light (included) Run-time: up to 40 hours Weather-resistant

Awards: Design Plus, Solutions, Gold Winner German Design Award Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


TRANSPARENT CITY Travel Map Diary

Design: PalomarLab & Alessandro Maffioletti

Transparent City is a collection of city map booklets designed to help you create your own individual story of the cities you explore, love and live in. It comes with a unique feature, a set of mobile transparent sticky sheets on which notes, itineraries and memories may be recorded with pencils, pens, markers. The Transparent City collection is completed by two optional accessories: an additional set of transparent sheets and a set of

transparent sticky notes of various shapes and sizes to customize your travel diary. Transparent City is the urban geography of which you are the author. printed on 100% recycled ESKAÂŽboard non-toxic inks PET transparent sticky sheets 17x23,5x1 cm Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


TRANSPARENT WORLD Travel Map Diary

Transparent World is a world map booklet designed to help you create your personal world travel story. It comes with a unique feature, a set of mobile transparent sticky sheets on which notes, itineraries and memories may be recorded with pencils, pens and markers. You can also mark the cities and places you visit - or plan to visit - with a set of red dot stickers, which are provided with the transparent sheets. Your travel diary grows richer over time, as your personal imprint spreads across the world map.

The Transparent City collection is completed by an optional accessory, “Transparent Tools”, which contains a set of transparent sheets and a set of dot stickers to customize your travel diary. With Transparent World you are the author of your own geography. Printed on 100% recycled ESKA® board non-toxic inks PET transparent sticky sheets and dot stickers 17x23,5x1 cm Made in Italy

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


ZOOMART zoomart.it

Design: Odoardo Fioravanti

Quite often, it’s the little things that spark great leaps of imagination. The city is a firmament constellated with tiny surprises, faint comet-trails there for the discovering; hidden points of “light” that often escape the naked eye. Infinite bashful details capable of revealing the most authentic beauties of the city and its life are everywhere, along the streets and on the buildings, in the paintings and frescoes in the museums and art sites. This was our inspiration for ZoomArt, the first optical instrument designed to aid

in observation of the hidden details of the world’s cities. Made up of a series of interlocking cylinders, ZoomArt reproduces the form of the telescope, in homage to Galileo’s optical instruments. The fine-quality lense magnify any subject to 6 times its size; focusing is manual. Original and innovative, ZoomArt has all the qualities of authentic Italian design: clean, essential lines, a propensity for conversing with art. A beautiful object, at the service of beauty.

Awards: ADI Design Index, Honorable Mention ADI XXII Compasso d’Oro

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


GALILEO’S TELESCOPE Design: Odoardo Fioravanti

Inspired by the telescope built by Galileo in 1609, this contemporary instrument copies the original form, focal length (1 meter) and construction material. Modern optical technologies make this telescope perfect for quality astronomical observation. This versatile instrument permits observing the moon, the major planets, and other celestial bodies scattered through the solar system, and is also a powerful earthbound spyglass.

A novel, original object that bridges past and present; a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless form and function. optical glass, abs, metal tube: beech wood, oak wood objective lens: Ø 60 mm focal length: 1000 mm magnifications: 67x, 80x, 100x with three eyepieces as standard equipment Made in Italy

Awards: ADI Design Index, Honorable Mention ADI XXII Compasso d’Oro, European Consumers Choice

Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


Palomar srl - Palazzo Antinori Aldobrandini - Via de’ Serragli, 9 - 50124 Florence, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 212160 - Fax +39 (0)55 2399777 - www.palomarweb.com - info@palomarweb.com


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