The Logifaces story began in 2012 when our architectural and product design studio Planbureau was invited to a game design competition organized by the Moholy-Nagy University of Design, Budapest. Our idea was based on the polygonal CAD modeling which reduces organic surfaces by small polygons. The smallest unit in the polygonal modeling is called Face. The name Logifaces refers to it. The head of the jury was Mr. Ernő Rubik, the inventor of the legendary Magic Cube.
Our entry was selected as a finalist. The prototype was made of wood, the shape of the blocks still remain unchanged. One year later our game gained the prestigious Hungarian Design Award. In 2014 we started a crowdfunding campaign for financing the concrete version of the game. In contrast to the wooden version, concrete production seemed to be less complicated. The project was successfully funded, we nearly doubled the targeted amount. We sold thousands of the concrete Logifaces sets from 2014. However, the handmade cement game is more like a design speciality than a toy suitable for everyone.
The wooden material might seem the right choice for a toy like Logifaces. Wood is beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly. Thus, the unique shapes and the high accuracy concluded countless issues in the wood workshops. The technical development for the material change required years. Finally, we could solve every problem in 2020. We asked our long-time partner studio De_Form for rebranding Logifaces to emphasize our mission: designing timeless, ageless, and unlimited games.