Jigsaw puzzles for the 21st century!
Each generative puzzle is a one of a kind creation with unique pieces. Nervous System's 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. Their laser cutter translates this into a unique set of plywood pieces. These blank, image-less puzzles are extra challenging to assemble and also highlight the natural beauty of the wood.
To create the organic shape of the pieces, Nervous System 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.
This series comes with a selection of figural pieces with the theme "Microscopic Life." Each puzzle is a veritable petri dish, teeming with special pieces resembling algae, diatoms, radiolarians and other minuscule creatures.
1/4" birch plywood
Approximately 80 pieces
Check out the colorful Radial version HERE.