Vintage animal puzzles from Enzo Mari

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NOTCOT discovered these lurverly wooden animal puzzles, created by Enzo Mari in the mid-’70s. That means they’re vintage — and hence expensive at $200 to $300. Easily replicated with a programmable jigsaw, but dig that crazy wood texture. In fact, the more I look at it, the more I think it’s not wood but some sort of plastic.

There’s another one that’s all about the animals of the sea called “Pesci”, which caused a buoy to light in my mind that Joe Pesci’s name is actually “Joe Fish”. I’m on point this morning!

WRIGHT: ENZO MARI ANIMAL PUZZLES [NOTCOT]

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6 Responses to Vintage animal puzzles from Enzo Mari

  1. Clay says:

    That’s the most wonderful thing I’ve seen all day, and I’ve seen an unusually high number of wonderful things today.

  2. beergood says:

    As soon as I read the first sentence of the last paragraph I had the same realization about Joe Pesci, then I read the rest of it and didn’t feel so special.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I had these!!!!1!!

  4. tenacious d says:

    that texture on the resin, wood, whatever looks like a router tool path.

  5. pork musket says:

    Those are awesome, and would look great in my office. Too bad I’m not made of money.

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