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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 child Kagen SoundThe designer created a cardboard puzzle that required the user to move an object hidden within the piece to open it. 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.

You can also find out more about the following: A new documentary, Wired team visits Sound’s garage studio, where he walks viewers through his process and workspace. The designer combines his 20 years’ experience in woodworking with his background in math. 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 world’s best puzzle box designers.

Watch the short documentary above, and check out Sound’s InstagramYou can also find out more about the following: YouTubeSee his projects in action. (via This is a must-see for kids)


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

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