We wanted to create an intriguing item that was both original and sculptural.
The three dimensional item developed from the idea of a snowflake. We wanted to create an item that could be posted out flat to hundreds of people. Each recipient could then make up the item to create a solid item to keep on their desk.
The three wooden pieces of oak were then taken to a wood block printing press to be inked up by hand with a roller and printed onto paper on a traditional printing press. The resulting image was then digitally scanned and then printed on an Indigo press onto a special Fedrigoni paper to create the card.
Creating a puzzle that slots together to create a solid three dimensional form was a real challenge to get right. Even after all the pieces were laser cut they still needed to be sanded by hand with a file to get the perfect smooth sliding fit to make each puzzle work perfectly.
Each puzzle has an individual character and personality.
The way that the laser burns into the surface creates an etched mark is different on every piece of oak.
As the oak ages each puzzle develops it's own patina.