This design celebrates Erno Rubik (1944-present), an eccentric Hungarian professor.
Determined to bamboozle even his brightest students, Rubik resolved to design a puzzle of apparent physical and spatial impossibility.
Finally, with rubber bands and wooden blocks, he constructed what was to become known as Rubik’s Cube.
The toy industry oligarchs, however, rejected the cube as too complex for the simple-minded masses.
Fortunately, Rubik knew otherwise and pressed ahead. Today, as the world’s most successful toy, one in eight of the world’s population have tried the challenge – with only a fraction successfully completing it!