I've always had a fascination with geography. When I discovered laser cutting I quickly realized the two were meant for each other. How else could you take accurate map data and convince a computer to cut out the shapes?
For several years I've developed an assortment of these magnetic map puzzles. For me, they exist somewhere between wall art, educational tools and toys.
These map puzzles are as irresistible to play with as they are informative and beautiful. People young and old can't help but assemble them, finding new relationships between land masses and a better understanding how our world fits together.
Inset flush into each pieces' back is a small but powerful neodymium magnet. This allows the puzzle to live in a vertical world and transforms it from a table-bound educational game into a piece of wall art. You can build a portion of the puzzle and leave it for later or challenge someone else to complete what you've begun.
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I would absolutely utilize Steven Mattern again on future projects. He was timely, courteous, and professional... Not to mention, we LOVED the final product!