The Columbus Hannover Duo Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch thrills with its strikingly modern style. The 16 inch glass world globe is held 47 inches high by the bold stainless steel and chrome base. A tubular half-meridian frames the sphere itself. The alternating silver metals on the pedestal stand add to this floor globe's sleek, contemporary flavor.
The Hannover features Columbus' DUO map. The innovative technology contains two maps in one. With the light off, a blue ocean political map is displayed. The soft, appealing tones of the landmasses are riddled with place names and complement the rich blue color of the waters. Flipping on the model's light switch sends the brilliant colors from the map cascading into the room. Also, watch as the aspects of the planet's physical attributes faintly appear on the world globe's when it is illuminated.
The Columbus floor globe is a handcrafted masterpiece. The glass globe was hand blown by the company's expert artisans. The map was then hand cut and applied to the sphere in a very labor intensive process. The manual process that makes each globe one-of-a-kind is what has separated the German manufacturer from the pack for the past 100 years. The sharp, refined style of the Columbus Hannover Duo Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch makes it an essential decorative flourish. Put this silver and blue wonder in your home or office to savor its design and cartographic merit for years down the line.
I like this model for the simple and sleek design of the silver stand matched with the blue world globe. It's awesome watching the map change with light.