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A map for travelers who would rather spend their time getting there. Consider all the time and care it takes refolding and protecting your city guides. This ingenious option by Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Palomar is customized to be crammed into backpacks and pockets, or the cloth pouch that comes with each one. Printed on an extra-light, 100 percent water-resistant material that is resistant to wear and tear, the Crumpled City Map can also guide you easily around the city. Each map features an index of key monuments, art institutions and parks worth checking out. There's also an original list of curated "Soulsights," 10 spots zeroed in on because "these are places filled with intense emotions that are brought to life by the people passing through or stopping off in them," says the Italian designer. "Visit these places and you will feel like an artist, a poet, a photographer, a director, a lover and a dreamer." We'll take all of the above!

  • Uncrumpled: 22" w x 32" l
  • Crumpled: about 4" w x 6" h
  • XXIII Compasso D’Oro ADI Award Honorable Mention
  • 100" water-resistant Tyvek paper, impregnated ink
  • Branded box
  • This item normally ships within 48 hours


Heading up his family’s business in telescopes and other optics for exploring the skies, Fabio Palchetti and his wife Cristina Cencetti established Palomar, an offshoot brand based in Florence and dedicated to inventive mapmaking to mark the journeys of contemporary globetrotters.

A nod to writer Italo Calvino’s novel “Mr. Palomar” as well as the name of one of the world’s largest astronomical observatories, Palomar debuted with the much-acclaimed Crumpled Map series that’s virtually indestructible, weighs next to nothing and can be crumpled on-the-go to stash in a pocket or bag. Similarly, the graphic follow-up Pin Wall Maps let travelers create a personal visual diary plotting out their journeys, be they memories of trips past or imagined for someday in the future.