Clemens Habicht

1000 COLOURS is a CMYK colour gamut jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pieces. Each tile is a single individual colour and the task is to place each colour exactly in relation to every other colour.

The idea for came from his enjoyment of the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle, without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece an intuitive sense of colour is all that remains, an altogether more satisfying experience.

Unlike an ordinary puzzles where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture, these graphically minimal puzzles reveal a strange sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other. There is a real logic in the doing that is soothing, therapeutic. As each piece clicks perfectly into place, just so, it's a little win. Like a little pat on the back.

Now developed into a series of sizes, shapes and difficulty levels, there's a puzzle to suit everyone, They have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Libraries collection, Washington, US; and are stocked in the Museum of Modern Art Design Store, NYC, San Francisco and Hong Kong and the Design Museum of London.