Meet Kagen Sound, the Award-Winning Designer Behind the World’s Most Intricate Puzzle Boxes — Colossal
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As a young child, Kagen SoundTo open the box, the user had to move a hidden piece within the work. The Rubik’s Cube-esque project sparked a lifelong passion for the designer, who’s now known worldwide for his wildly intricate patterns and sequences.
The following are some of the ways to get in touch with us A new documentaryThe Wired team visits Sound’s garage studio, where he walks viewers through his process and workspace. The designer, who has 20 years of experience in woodworking and a background in mathematics, uses simple tools to combine his math background with his woodworking skills. Joinery TechniquesTo create springs, geometric sliders, and elegant motifs using interlaced materials. “A lot of times if I can determine a finish for a particular kind of wood, it will unlock a project in itself,” he says. These works contain secret mechanisms, and have brought Sound to the forefront. International recognitionAs one of the most talented puzzle box designers in world.
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