The Waterman projection is one of the most fascinating and unusual map arrangements out there. It treats the globe as a truncated octahedron which is then unfolded to create a unique butterfly-shaped map. Derived from the principles of close-packing spheres, this projection is intended to reduce distortion of land masses on the flattened map.This pendant explores the Waterman projection by taking it at face value. What if the Earth really was a truncated octahedron? The result is a unique globe unlike any you've seen before. Combining geographical inspiration with modern, angular forms, this fascinating piece will look great in any setting.