The embedded puzzle concept would be impossible without our technology-driven approach to design. The result is an organic puzzle that is both a beautiful, one of a kind piece of art and a perplexing brainteaser. Only the bravest puzzlers dare attempt the 2-in-1 Challenge Puzzle.
size: 15x13" rectangle and 7" circle
material: 1/4" plywood (formaldehyde free, made in the USA)
number of pieces: approximately 410
packing: wood box
About our puzzles
Jigsaw puzzles for the 21st century! Each generative puzzle is a one of a kind creation with unique pieces. Our goal was to marry the artistry of traditional, hand-crafted jigsaw puzzles with the possibilities of new technologies. Custom software simulates crystal growth to create an organic interlocking pattern. Our laser cutter translates this into a unique set of plywood pieces.
To create the organic shape of the pieces, we designed a system based the simulation of dendritic solidification, a crystal growth process similar to the formation of snowflakes that occurs in supercooled solutions of certain metallic alloys. By varying the parameter space, it can produce a variety of cut styles. You can read about how our simulation works here.
For more information visit the Generative Jigsaws Project Page