nendo: corona black and white globe nendo: corona black and white globe
jan 08, 2010

nendo: corona black and white globe

corona black and white globe by nendo all photos courtesy of yoneo kawabe

watanabe kyoguten makes high-spec, hand-applied finished globes at their educational products firm in soka, saitama prefecture outside of tokyo. taking full advantage of watanabe’s kyoguten’s level of craftsmanship, nendo wanted to create a new globe which was more graphically emotional, rather than just simply an object which presents information. by reducing the amount of information shown and rendering the oceans and bodies of water in white and landmasses in black, the corona globe highlights the reliefs of islands and coastlines. the globe’s stand should complement the globe itself, so nendo created a gentle curve that recedes rather than stands out, powder-coating the steel for a clean finish that blends with the globe’s lustrous surface.

the corona globe comes in three sizes: a standard 26 cm diameter version, a floor model that stands at 100 cm tall, and a smaller version with a 15 cm diameter.

africa

asia and oceania

north america

africa, europe, asia

detail

the three different models

  • WHERE can this be purchased. Oh my gosh I’ve been looking forever

    Alex says:
  • Will this be available for purchase in the future? I’ve also been looking for the perfect globe for a very long time… and I think this is it! Absolutely beautiful!

    Sophia Lee says:

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