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Puzzle - Four-face puzzler

Four-face puzzler

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Reading (made)

  • Date:

    c 1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shapur, Fredun (designer)
    James France Toys (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, painting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fredun Shapur

  • Museum number:

    B.36: 1 to 9-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fredun Shapur is a toy designer and illustrator based in London. From the 1960s onwards, Shapur created innovative and distinctive design products for international companies such as Naef, Galt Toys, Fischerform and Selecta and especially for Creative Playthings. His work is remarkable for fostering children’s imagination through a wide range of playful learning opportunities that appeal to both children and adults. A strong visual language of flat planes and saturated colour united Shapur’s work across two and three dimensions.

Physical description

Wooden puzzle composed by seven orange pieces that assembled together create blue figures of different animals including a donkey

Place of Origin

Reading (made)


c 1965 (made)


Shapur, Fredun (designer)
James France Toys (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, painting


Height: 7 cm, Length: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Four-face puzzle, designed by Fredun Shapur for James Frence Toys, Reading, c 1965

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mira Shapur and Amy F. Ogata, Fredun Shapur: playing with design, Piqpoq editions: Paris, 2013


Wood; Material




Children & Childhood; Toys & Games


Museum of Childhood

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