The desire to explore the unknown has been a driving force in human history since the dawn of time. From it has emerged a systematic knowledge of the physical and material world in which we live – The Sciences. This deeply rooted instinct for discovery authors a seamless affinity between the physical and metaphysical: a nervous alliance which compels external expression – The Arts.
We are fascinated by the stunning images and fascinating objects created by the coalition of the Arts and Sciences, be they symbolic of a landmark discovery (a globe), or just a step along the way (a map). First and foremost they are symbols of a dynamic consciousness. Our world is full of things which remind us where we’re from, and how we got here.
At Mappamundi we love our products. Be they decorative or functional they are more than mere ornaments. Celebrating strong and classical designs they each enjoy individual qualities, and the unique stories they tell offer us an opportunity to rediscover the past in our everyday lives.
Our ethos reaches back beyond mass production and celebrates the aesthetic evolution of traditional designs and technical skills, from the rural artisans of Italy to contemporary British jewellery. We understand that a gift is not a mere gift, but an expressive mark of personality, time and place.
If you don’t see what you’re looking, then sign up for our newsletter or visit us regularly as we’re continually adding new and fascinating original items from our extensive stock.
At Mappamundi we’re dedicated to providing our customers with high quality, carefully selected items from quality, trusted suppliers. We also aim to provide an exceptional level of service with a uniquely personal touch.
We hope you enjoy Mappamundi as much as we do!
Collector and Proprietor of Mappamundi