How they are made

 

Each Contour Box is a fusion of mapping technology and craftsmanship. 

The box top is carved by a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine which is fed map data from your chosen location.

It is then carefully cleaned up and attached to the handmade box base via wooden or fine metal hinges.

The challenge is understanding the area requested and it's relief, then framing the data so that the landscape looks 'right'. An extremely engaging process which is steadily showing me the shape of the world!