5 Piece Platonic Solid Set / Choose A Metallic Or Wood Finish Option

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By purchasing this Polyhedra set, you can choose from eight different finishes. We offer five metallic finishes and 3 wood finishes. Click on any swatch displayed above to view your options. The finish you choose will be applied to all five pieces in your set. If you would like different finishes applied to different shapes in your set, please navigate to each, individual, Platonic Solid product page and apply the finish of your choosing to every shape you purchase.

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THE FIVE REGULAR POLYHEDRA
Also known as The Five Platonic Solids

We produce a variety of 3-dimensional geometric models in various mediums that can be used for purposes of teaching the principals of geometry or can simply serve as objects of aesthetic appreciation on their own.

Their use dates back at least as far as the Etruscans some 3,000 years ago, probably earlier, into Neolithic times. Plato held them in high esteem and devotes a major part of Timaeus to an elaboration of their cosmological properties. Pythagoras believed they provided keys to unlocking the secrets of creation. The pinnacle of Euclid’s grand treatise on geometry, The Elements, involves a discussion of the unique qualities of the Five. Models of the Platonic solids as well as a variety of other 3-dimensional geometric forms were developed by Randall and team for use in Sacred Geometry classes.

The five regular polyhedral models sold here are handcrafted exclusively for Randallcarlson.com by artisans at Archetype Design Build in Decatur, GA. You will find nothing else quite like these unique models anywhere in the world. They are all currently sold in an 8” size, which means that the vertices of each solid all lie on an 8-inch sphere.

They are all constructed from furniture grade plywood. The Metallic Series has an acrylic coating applied to create the metallic finish and the Wood Series has a wood veneer applied. Our solid color models reflect Plato’s concept of the association between the 5 regular polyhedra and the 5 elements.

They are sold individually or in a set of 5. All finishes are priced the same.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Tetrahedron
4 faces. 4 vertices. 6 edges.
PLATO’S ASSOCIATED ELEMENT:  Fire
SIZE: 8″ x 8″ x 8″
WEIGHT: 17 oz

Hexahedron
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6 faces. 8 vertices. 12 edges.
PLATO’S ASSOCIATED ELEMENT:  Earth
SIZE: 8″ x 8″ x 8″
WEIGHT: 36 oz

Octahedron
8 faces. 6 vertices. 12 edges.
PLATO’S ASSOCIATED ELEMENT:  Air
SIZE: 8″ x 8″ x 8″
WEIGHT: 28 oz

Dodecahedron
12 faces. 20 vertices. 30 edges.
PLATO’S ASSOCIATED ELEMENT:  The Primordial mater of the Heavens. 
SIZE: 8″ x 8″ x 8″
WEIGHT: 48 oz

Icosahedron
20 faces. 12 vertices. 30 edges.
PLATO’S ASSOCIATED ELEMENT:  Water
SIZE: 8″ x 8″ x 8″
WEIGHT: 45 oz
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