Tangrams, the ancient Chinese puzzles that challenge players to create an infinite series of pictures from seven simple geometric shapes, have been repurposed as design objects, both functional and chic. Check out some of our favorites below!

 Image from  lago.it

Image from lago.it

Tangram Shelves by Italian furniture company Lago

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Image from 1stdibs.com

Tangram Tables designed by Massimo Morozzi for Cassina; 1993, Italy 

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Daylight Lamps by Philippe Malouin

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Image from design-milk.com

Dis(order) modular furniture system designed by Sanjin Halilovic

 Image from  danyeffet.com

Image from danyeffet.com

Solid oak Tangram Table by Dan Yeffet

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And finally - just for kids (ok, and kids at heart!) the Tangram Furniture Puzzle by Archmage