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Meet Kagen Sound, the Award-Winning Designer Behind the World’s Most Intricate Puzzle Boxes — Colossal

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February 2, 2024

Grace Ebert



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.

Watch the short documentary above, and check out Sound’s InstagramYou can also find out more about the following: YouTubeTo see his projects in motion. (via The kids should see this)

 

two hands hold a round wooden sculpture with angular wooden segments called "The Hedgehog"

a gif of two hands shifting mechanisms in a wooden puzzle box

two hands hold a square wooden box titled "The Pinwheel Box"

a video still showing drawn diagrams and notes pinned to a wall with some wooden mockups nearby

#Kagen Sound
#puzzles
#video
#wood

 

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