Frequently asked questions at MAPLAB
Why choose MAPLAB
Three main reasons to buy a work from us:
– You will receive a map made from a combination of the finest, sustainable grown hardwood, this is unique in the world.
– We make the most detailed hardwood maps in the world because of our in-house integrated cutting solutions which use a fraction of the energy compared to industry standard laser cutters.
– We strongly advocate sustainable business and go further by planting 1 to 3 trees via our partner tree nation.
What are the largest maps you can make?
At the moment the largest map you can order are 725*525mm in panorama or tall format and 625*625mm in square format. We are working on a brand new in-house developed solution which will assist us in going to a 1125*725mm size. We expect to be able to deliver this size at the end of 2023.
Can I request for different colours and or materials in custom made works?
Yes you can request different styles in custom made works. We occasionally also make works with the green and blue colors replaced by different types of hardwood.
Can you make a map including text annotations for museum displays or companies?
Yes, we do make custom made works for companies or museum including specific an-notions depending on your requirements.
Where is the artwork made?
The artwork is all made in Delft, the Netherlands.
To which countries do you ship?
We currently ship to all countries in the European Union:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
We also ship on request to the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
If you are based elsewhere contact us to discuss the options.
What do you do in the field of sustainable business?
The base materials we use at MAPLAB are Wood, Paper and Glass.
– Wood and Paper we source from sustainable managed forests. Such that not more is taken than is grown.
– Glass is a permanent material which is infinitely recyclable, as well as reusable and refillable – reducing waste and saving natural resources.
– In extend to using sustainably grown sources of wood we help in reforestation projects around the world by planting 1 to 3 trees per artwork via our partner tree nation.
Can I request a map of any place in the world?
Yes, we make maps from locations all over the world. Sometimes in more remote areas or certain parts of the world (Africa, Asia and South America) the cartographic sources are less complete and we will not be able to acquire building data.
Do you have discounts?
We sometimes provide an occasional discount on our social media. In addition we sometimes provide a discount to individual customers because they commission multiple works.
Do I obtain a discount in case I order a larger number of art works?
In case you order more than 2 of the same work, you will be eligible to a discount. The percentage depends on the size and number of works purchased.
Do you have a shop?
We do not as of yet have our own store, we do have partner stores and galleries which sell our work. You are welcome to come by our studio to have a look at specific maps which have your interest. Please make an appointment for this. Via our contact page.
Can I place a special note or message on the back of the art frame?
This is possible and included in all our custom work, the XL and Neighbourhood Series. Plus all original Series work of size L and up, a small fee applies to our smallest maps.
Can I see the map before I buy it?
Definitely, you are most welcome to come by our studio in Delft. Please make an appointment via our contact page and mention the work you would like to see. All Works with a monetary value from 399 and up, we offer the possibility to try them at your home or company for 5 days. You will pay for the sending cost and potential return cost. When you decide to keep it we will reimburse the sending cost. Please send us an e-mail in case you would like to try the work.