'Endless Puzzle' is a Combination Stress-Relief Toy and Art Piece

By: Joey Haar - Apr 14, 2017
References: enjoy-aiia
The office can be a stress-filled space, so the 'Endless Puzzle' by New York-based industrial designer Karim Rashid and Aiia is a product that aims to help reduce some of that work-fueled anxiety. Endless Puzzle is ostensibly a desk toy that helps people to absent-mindedly fidget through contemplations, but it doubles as a tactile, attractive piece of artwork to display in the office.

Lately, people have been enamored with the idea of fidgeting in relation to creativity. Most everybody is familiar with the feeling of striking upon a great idea when their minds were wandering -- having "shower thoughts," as one might refer to it in meme-speak. In psychology, this type of creativity is known as flow, and many product designers are creating items to encourage it. The Endless Puzzle is one such item.