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Modern acrylic puzzles that help you unplug and rediscover the joy of physical play. Play like an architect!
Modern acrylic puzzles that help you unplug and rediscover the joy of physical play. Play like an architect!
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Play like an architect

HI! Join us in rediscovering the joy of physical play.

We are a pair of architects who make puzzles that inspire engagement with the physical world. We couldn't be more excited to get the Waves Puzzle in your hands. As the world becomes ever more virtual, we invite you to unplug and indulge in a little creative distraction.

Solving the Waves Puzzle challenges your ability to recognize patterns. Unlike traditional puzzles, the curves of the joints themselves determine the position of each piece. There is no superimposed image, only the geometry of the joints which form a wave-like pattern.

How to Play 

Can you find the secret second solution?

Colors

Collect all four colors, or give them as gifts to friends and family! 

This ocean blue version is calming and classic. The OG.

The sepia grey version is suave and understated. The minimalist.

 The fluorescent yellow version brightens up any room. Always glowing.

The iridescent version changes color at different angles. A true chameleon.

Assemble the colors separately or combine them for an extra challenge!

Expansion Set

The Expansion Set in fluorescent pink and clear allows you to connect multiple Waves together at the corners to create larger compositions. Includes 29 clear pieces plus 20 pink corner connectors. 

For the ultimate puzzle lover, or play with a group of friends!

Expansion Set plus all four colors!
Expansion Set plus all four colors!

 What's In the Box

Waves Puzzle
49 pieces
laser cut cast acrylic
203.2 mm x 203.2 mm x 3 mm / 8” x 8” x ⅛” assembled
Collectible carrying box with artwork and instructions
*final box design will be revealed later

Moda Carrying Tote

Take your puzzles out to play with a Moda tote! Comes with our combo reward packs of 2 or more puzzles. We will reveal the limited edition, Kickstarter exclusive design later, but here are a couple ideas:

Shipping and Delivery

This is our estimated schedule, with delivery in early 2019. We hope to deliver even sooner, especially if we get a lot of early backers. We will keep all of you updated as the campaign progresses.  

We will send out a backer survey after the campaign ends to collect shipping addresses and color choices. We are offering free US shipping on rewards from the Twin Pack upwards. 

To our international backers: we are offering discounted international shipping rates. We know it is still expensive, but we have calculated the real costs of international postage for each reward package and discounted it for you by the US shipping costs that we are including in our overhead. Please note that while all Kickstarter rewards will be considered gifts, international shipments may be subject to customs duties, taxes and clearing fees when the package arrives in your country. We can not control this on our end, and you are acquiring the rewards here on Kickstarter tax and duty free.

Press

Download the press kit with hi-res images here.

Brand

We make puzzles that help people rediscover the joy of physical play.  

At a time when most of us average over 10 hours a day in front of screens, puzzles are a fun way to unplug, relax, and reconnect with the physical world. The moment when that last piece clicks into place is pure joy, and we created Moda to put this creative experience in your hands.

We are two architects who first met while creating a scale model for one of the tallest skyscrapers in New York. The model making process allows designers to test many ideas in physical form and often leads to new discoveries. We wanted to capture the joy of playing with shapes, geometry and materials, so we started making puzzles for fun.  

Crafted from unique materials, Moda puzzles deepen your understanding of geometry through play. And hey, they could even help you stay healthy and mentally sharp. As the world becomes ever more virtual, we invite you to unplug and indulge in a little creative distraction.  

Follow us @modapuzzles and find us at modapuzzles.com
#playlikeanarchitect

Thank you very much for your support!

Benny and Eric
co-founders

Video Credits

Directed by: Peter Macaluso, Eric Hoffman, Benny Sachs
Written by: Benny Sachs, Eric Hoffman, Cristina del Carmen
Music: Design for Life by Young Presidents
Narrated by: Cristina del Carmen
Still Photography: Ibuki Kobayashi

Risks and challenges

We have been at it for more than a year prototyping the puzzles, refining the design and materials, and finding and vetting manufacturers in preparation for this campaign. We have gone through multiple rounds of production samples and have suppliers for the puzzles and packaging ready and standing by.

However, there are inherent risks in the production process and supply chain that can be beyond our control. We promise to keep all of our backers updated throughout the campaign and manufacturing process. Thank you very much for helping us bring these puzzles to life!

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    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    Waves Puzzle Launch Special

    Waves Puzzle in your choice of blue, grey, yellow or iridescent

    MSRP: $40

    Note: you can choose the color in the backer survey we send out after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Waves Puzzle
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    Waves Puzzle

    Waves Puzzle in your choice of blue, grey, yellow or iridescent

    MSRP: $40

    Note: you can choose the color in the backer survey we send out after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Waves Puzzle
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    Twin Pack Launch Special

    Two Waves in your choice of colors

    Moda carrying tote - Kickstarter exclusive design

    MSRP: $100

    Note: we will collect color choices in the backer survey we send out after the campaign ends.

    Ships free within US

    Includes:
    • 2 x Waves Puzzle
    • Moda Tote - Kickstarter Exclusive Design
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    Twin Pack

    Two Waves in your choice of colors

    Moda carrying tote - Kickstarter exclusive design

    MSRP: $100

    Note: we will collect color choices in the backer survey we send out after the campaign ends.

    Ships free within US

    Includes:
    • 2 x Waves Puzzle
    • Moda Tote - Kickstarter Exclusive Design
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    Party Pack Launch Special

    Collect all four original Waves colors

    Expansion set in hot pink and clear lets you combine them all into a giant puzzle!

    Moda carrying tote - Kickstarter exclusive design

    MSRP: $225

    Ships free within US

    Includes:
    • 4 x Waves Puzzle
    • Waves Expansion Set
    • Moda Tote - Kickstarter Exclusive Design
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    Pledge $139 or more About $139

    Party Pack

    Collect all four original Waves colors

    Expansion set in hot pink and clear lets you combine them all into a giant puzzle!

    Moda carrying tote - Kickstarter exclusive design

    MSRP: $225

    Ships free within US

    Includes:
    • 4 x Waves Puzzle
    • Waves Expansion Set
    • Moda Tote - Kickstarter Exclusive Design
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    Custom Waves Puzzle

    We will create a custom engraved, one of a kind Waves Puzzle laser cut just for you.

    This includes an inside look at our process, and we will choose the material together. It could be an exotic wood, metal, or custom acrylic finish...the possibilities are endless.

    +everything in the Party Pack

    Ships free within US

    Includes:
    • 4 x Waves Puzzle
    • Waves Expansion Set
    • Moda Tote - Kickstarter Exclusive Design
    • Custom Designed Waves Puzzle
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Funding period

- (30 days)