Mondrian's Square

MATERIAL: Aluminum and brass
SIZE: 1.4" x 1.4" x 0.35"

Mondrian's Square is an assembly puzzle created by Tom Jolly in 2021. Building on concepts from his puzzles Little Window (2011) and Open Window (2012), and with a name inspired by the abstract geometric paintings of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, Mondrian's Square turns those two designs inside out, putting the odd-shaped pieces on the outer layers instead of on the inner one. The result is a visually appealing piece of art that's just as pleasing to look at as it is to play with.

The goal is to find the single solution to fit the four pieces into the frame. Made of anodized aluminum and sandblasted brass, the precision machining and finish make for very satisfying movements, and the assembled puzzle has a nice weight and soft feel in the hands. A hole through one corner to attach a chain locks the puzzle in its solved configuration and allows it to be used as a keychain or ornament, or it can be worn as a pendant with the included nylon cord.

It makes an excellent companion to the larger six-piece Mondrian's Mess.

Mondrian's Square ships in a solved and locked configuration.

    Handling Metal Puzzles
    All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and may leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of our Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape! The brass pins can be removed and shined with any standard brass polish, but we do not recommend you use polish on the plates as it may damage the finish.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Jordi G.
    Mondrian's square

    Very nice looking and enjoyable little puzzle. Currently being used as it was intended. Some scratches appeared but nothing crazy. Great purchase

    Derek H.
    Amazing puzzle

    This has been an amazing puzzle. Especially for the size. Solved it a few times and still leaving the pieces out for a few days starts the challenge over again

    George K.
    Great puzzle

    Great little Keychain puzzle!

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