Jackson Willow Takes Tangrams to the 21st Century

 - Mar 8, 2013
References: etsy & cargocollective
You probably remember playing around with a Tangram in Kindergarten, but you won't find Jackson Willow's sleek variation of this puzzle in a nursery any time soon. Part of Willow's zeropointzen designs, this Tangram ups the ante on adult puzzles by offering a stylish, functional and fun approach to this age old, simple test of skill.

Originating in China -- and literally translating to "seven boards of skill" -- the Tangram is a mathematical puzzle comprised of seven geometrical shapes that can be arranged and re-arranged however you desire. Willow's taken this traditional design and transformed it into a modern day work of decorative art by sanding pieces of locally sourced wood to a smooth finish and topping the puzzle off with a beeswax and coconut oil sheen.

With seven lustrous puzzle pieces delivered in a hand sewn drawstring bag and a packet containing hundreds of challenging designs for you to try out, Willow's Tangram is a pretty chic answer to adult boredom.