Since ancient times, the column has stood as a functional and decorative standard. Designer Tom Torrens has fashioned an all-metal globe base reminiscent of that form, yet crafted to reflect modern design. History, architecture, and culture come together in a unique way with this 16" antique-ocean globe.
The Forum is part of Replogle's Tom Torrens collection. Tom Torrens is a sculptor, working primarily with metals. He is based in Gig Harbor, Washington. Tom's works have been exhibited in over 800 Galleries in the United States. His works have also been exhibited in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Mexico, South America, and Canada.
Tom Torrens' works have been on the front cover of Architectural Digest, Matter Magazine, Niche Magazine, Folio Collection, Neiman Marcus Catalogue, and Wind & Weather Catalogues.
His designs have been found in the following catalogues; Frontgate, Gumps, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Folio Collection, Horchow, Discovery Channel Store, The Nature Company, Wind & Weather, Sundance, Duncraft, Gardeners Eden, Sky Mall and many others.
The Replogle 16" antique ball is a work of art, with its earth-toned colours clearly showing all the countries of the world. It is extremely detailed with over 6000 place names and is completely up to date.
Through the use of raised relief, the mountain ranges project off of the globe, adding to its charm and educational value. There are also unique touches, such as the images of famous explorers' ships and their years of exploration as well as merchant shipping routes and the point-to-point distances.
The globe has been built to the highest standards, the ball is held in place by a strong full die-cast meridian. The meridian is highly finished so that you can read the degrees of latitude with great accuracy. The mapping is applied by hand using high-quality parchment.
Diameter: 16" (40 cm)
Height: 47.5" (121 cm)
Width: 20" (51 cm)
Depth: 16" (40.6 cm)
Weight: 35lb (15.9 kg)