Many children’s toys become battlegrounds for overly competitive parents, but none more so than the Rubik’s Cube. Not long after it first appeared in a Budapest toy shop in 1977, the six-sided puzzle became the world’s bestselling toy, with “cubers” of all ages enamored by the mathematical conundrums it posed. Although the craze wavered after the 1980s, the internet has since united a global community of “speedcubers” in pursuit of ever-faster rotations. Whereas it took the cube’s creator, Ernő Rubik, a full month to solve his own puzzle, the worldwide record, set in 2018, is now 3.47 seconds. Inspired by its endless sequences, and to celebrate the launch of Mattonelle Margherita, Mutina’s first tile collaboration with the artist Nathalie du Pasquier, Kinfolk set about putting a contemporary spin on the Rubik’s Cube. Comprising 41 different hand-designed patterns, Mutina’s collection of graphic ceramic tiles contain enough possible permutations to keep even the most changeable designer occupied. This post was produced in partnership with Mutina. TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Design Partnerships Together Again The return of the small gathering, in partnership with Fritz Hansen. Design Partnerships The Metallic Muse Going for gold, in partnership with G-SHOCK. Design Interiors Issue 43 Vincent Van Duysen At home with the cult architect. Design Fashion Issue 43 Hermès: In The Making Daphnée Denis unspools the history of Hermès's coveted silk scarf. Fashion Partnerships Issue 43 Ahlem Manai-Platt On intuition and eyewear. Design Partnerships Clair de Lune A celebration of moonlight, in partnership with Marset.