PALOMAR - ITALY

Our company’s name – Palomar – was taken from the main character in Italo Calvino’s novel, "Mr Palomar".The book is about skies and stars, lawns and waves, and about man who observes and contemplates skies and stars, lawns and waves. The company’s origins are rooted in the great Florentine optical engineering heritage and goes back to 1956. We are now a firm that conceives, designs and produces a highly select group of items with a specific cultural accent and each relates to Mr. Palomar’s world: the gaze (telescopes, binoculars, eyeglasses), chronological and meteorological time (perpetual calendars, barometers and thermometers) and space – heaven and earth – (globes and maps). Our ambition is to offer "timeless” pieces that satisfy the most simple, and most basic needs and this is what releases them from the vagaries of fads and fashions. We can consider it a sort of counter-melody to the overwhelming spread of digital technology. It is our way of saying that there is, indeed a more human, more ironic and perhaps even more attractive dimension that can coexist with technology and its presumed imperatives.




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