Jan de Koning

Freelance carpenter; designer of furniture and mathematical objects

"I create mathematical objects of wood and plastics. Addition of magnetic attachments makes them into appliances for amusement and educational purposes. Thus, I communicate the beauty of mathematics;"

“ Five tetraheda compound ”

2007, wooden of plastic sticks and magnets, length of stick 18 cm.

Mathematical puzzle, consisting of 30 sticks with 2 magnets at each mitred end. When the puzzle is solved, the result consists of five intertwined tetrahedra.