The Columbus Osnabruck Illuminated Floor Globe 20 Inch is a modern treasure. This one of a kind world globe leaves a bold impression with its attractive, wishbone shaped walnut stand. The rich brown hue of the base has a classic bent, but its clear lines and stylish curves give the Osnabruck a contemporary flavor. A full brass meridian with latitudinal degree markings is gimbal mounted to the tall floor stand, which holds the 20 inch glass globe 47 inches high combined.
The world globe features Columbus' DUO map technology. With two maps in one, the world's political divisions are apparent when the floor globe is not illuminated. A plethora of place names overlay the multicolored patchwork of countries, which enhance the luscious blue ocean color. Flip on the globe's light and watch as the extraordinarily vivid colors cascade into the room, filling it up with brilliant illumination. Also, the pastel colors of the political map take on more naturalistic hues when the model is aglow, and exhibit faint shading of a relief map.
This handcrafted masterpiece was constructed by Columbus' skilled artisans. The 20 inch glass globe was hand blown by the craftspeople. Afterwards, the DUO map was hand cut and applied to the floor globe in an incredibly detail oriented and labor intensive process. The individual attention that gets paid to each of these handcrafted wonders makes them more than simply globes; the Columbus Osnabruck is a works of art.
A gem in the German manufacturer's line, the Columbus Osnabruck Illuminated Floor Globe 20 Inch thrills with its unique beauty! Simultaneously modern and timeless, its appealing color scheme and striking design makes it a must-have for the discerning customer. The Osnabruck is bound to be the centerpiece in the tasteful decor of your home or office.
Just wanted to leave a comment here: our Osnabruck arrived in the mail a few days back and it's truly gorgeous. The globe is a masterpiece. The uniquely designed base and large glass globe definitely impresses. Thanks!