Globe-making started at Tecnodidattica company (Italy) in
1949 when father, Riccardo Donati and son, Renato
experimented with handmade globes for educational
purposes to add to their line of office supplies and
stationery. Today Tecnodidattica supplies the world
with National Geographic Globes and this
particularly fine collection of Atmosphere globes.
Largely still handmade, the globes are blown much
like glass, and assembled on their bases using
designs from various gifted designers and engineers.