Palomar is a design company founded in Florence, Italy in 2001.
The products Palomar designs and manufactures — a collection of nomadic objects — are radically innovative for the new meanings they aspire to bring to our everyday life and experience.
Unlike traditional paper maps which can be awkward to deal with, the Crumpled City™ Map can be easily crammed into your pocket, backpack or the carrying pouch provided. without having to worry about refolding it along the original creases. Moreover, the maps are printed on special technological material that makes them the lightest and most resistant maps on market, as well as 100% waterproof.
The collection includes some of the most interesting cities on the globe. Each map provides details about a large part of the city, including streets, monuments, museums, art galleries and much more.
Crumpled City maps include a sightseeing index and a list of unique "Soulsights".
Made in Italy
“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 an almost 3D effect of the most significant buildings and palaces, and the effect 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!
Crumpled City Maps of the Air
Transparent CityTM 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.
Transparent CityTM is the urban geography of which you are the author.
The Transparent CityTM collection is completed by Transparent Tools: an optional additional set of transparent sticky sheets to customize your travel map diary.
Made in Italy
Pin World are wall maps printed on flexible felt panel. You can use them as maps and mark your favorite places in the world, or as a bulletin board for photos, tickets, notes or souvenirs. The attractive package includes a set of 15 special pins to use with the map.
The colors and the felt combine to make these wall maps a contemporary work of art that you can enhance at will.
Here is a globe that lets you trace a personal travel experience and invites you to mark the places: “I was here”… At first Here looks bi-dimensional, as an atlas; in just a few seconds it turns into a three-dimensional globe. The graphics enhance the paper’s preciousness, tactile quality and texture. Here stands up on its own, it is very light and can be placed anywhere, on a table or bookcase but also on the floor. Here is the world as it should be: as delicate as a poem, both simple and sophisticated, transparent to the point where we can always read our traces on it.
Made up of two small magnetic lights, the Lucetta is the new, essential light for your bike. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small lights - 1 red and 1 white - switch on with just a click and are guaranteed to stay securely in place even on the bumpiest street. You can select a steady beam, a slow or fast flashing light by simply clicking the light on the bike. When you reach your destination, remove the lights, join them together and slip them in your pocket ready for your next outing.
Lucetta’s little sister, Lucina is a wearable light. Small and compact, a simple rounded shape, a garment “button”.
It’s very useful to be seen while walking or running, in town or out of town. Consisting in two magnetic parts, one of which lights up, it is simple to use: the magnets fasten it securely to any garment or to a handbag or backpack.
The special little cord that connects Lucina’s two parts adds a sophisticated touch. The light turns on by pushing the button; the user can choose between two types of light: steady and flashing.
Nello is a magnetic bike bell, simply shaped as a friendly little ball. A “sounding” little ball that fastens easily to the bike’s handlebar by means of a simple support - supplied with the bell. Once arrived at destination, Nello may be pulled off and slipped into a pocket. To ring Nello all you need to do is touch the bell’s “head”. But there’s a surprise: the sound changes every time Nello is attached and pulled off its support! This way you can select your favourite among three different sounds.