Squirrel Mantel Puzzle by Karsten Eriksen
Once the red squirrel was a common sight across the UK, sadly this charming woodland creature is now an endangered species. Thankfully, The National Trust area of Formby is one of the few places in England where red squirrels have survived.
Made in 27mm untreated oak.
H175mm x W150mm x 27mm
The Mantel Puzzle
The Mantel Puzzle is part of Karsten’s first collection, the 'Formby Living' collection, and is inspired by the wonderful National Trust area in which he lives with his family.
The Mantel Puzzle is designed and hand-finished in Formby using natural, untreated oak. The natural features of this wood include colour differences, cracks and knots - giving each individual piece a unique personality. More importantly, this allows for the freedom to use high-quality wood, without being too wasteful.
‘In Denmark, we have a long-standing tradition of wooden figurines in heirloom-quality and so it came naturally to me to create a series inspired by the local (some endangered) wildlife of the Formby coastline where I live and walk my dog.
Each wooden piece of my puzzles plays a unique role in drawing the delicate features of the animal - at the same time, interlocking playfully with the other pieces to create the completed Mantel Puzzle.