Fabrication – CNC Machining
Media – White Oak
How do you teach children about the effects of deforestation?
The Oak and Its Family is a didactic wooden puzzle that teaches children about the different animals that coexist in an oak tree. The pieces are based on data from the National Wildlife Federation, and are made from white oak lumber.
The shapes of the puzzle pieces reference the project "16 Animal," created by Italian designer Enzo Mari in 1960. The interlocking pieces create a visual metaphor for the coexistence that exists within a single oak tree.