A luxurious mechanical puzzle offering an oddly satisfying and meditative distraction from daily life.
Developed by Craighill, a Brooklyn, NY-based design company dedicated to creating products that inspire curiosity and make each day more enjoyable, the “Venn Puzzle” is both a surprisingly difficult dexterity challenge and an intriguing work of art. Their talented engineering team spent more than two years developing one-of-a-kind geometry that provides an immensely rewarding solving process, as well as an an eye-popping aesthetic.
Three identical pieces, which were die-cast from molten stainless steel at over 2500°F, come together to create a perfect sphere. While it is similar in size to a standard pool ball (2.25 inches), it weighs nearly five times as much. Its nearly two pound weight offers a sturdy feel that is cool to the touch.
Solving the “Venn Puzzle” requires you to precisely align six different points simultaneously. A challenging task that becomes even more captivating when you realize that you cannot see all six points at once.
However, nothing beats the feeling when the pieces are adjusted to just the right angle that allows them to slide seamlessly together. They glide in unison like a camera aperture as the puzzle opens and closes.
The “Venn Puzzle” by Craighill is not just a puzzle you solve and forget about. Just like their bestselling “Jack Puzzle”, you’ll find yourself returning to it often to occupy your hands while in conversation or deep thought. It is a gratifying experience that provides a moment of mindfulness at the times we need it most.
This is the perfect unique gift idea for special occasions. A stunning brass stand is also included so you can proudly display this sophisticated unique art piece on your desk, shelf or coffee table.