Latest posts with tags "chess"

Baccarat Lays Out Anniversary Chess Set

Feb 07, 2014 / Design

The luxurious board game comprises 32 chessmen cut by hand from midnight blue and clear crystal, mimicking Baccarat’s iconic Harcourt glasses.

Watch: Fantasy chess games for Prada

Aug 03, 2012 / Fashion

Chess has gotten a lot more stylish thanks to the new Prada Fall/Winter 2012 video campaign starring supermodels Magdalena Frackowiak and Anne Vyalitsyna.

Hermès Chess Set

Jan 04, 2012 / Collectibles

French fashion house Hermés have created a luxurious chess set as part of their Spring-Summer 2012 collection. The hand-sculpted set is carved from Brazilian rosewood and mahogany, laid out on a 95cm board made from Clemence taurillon leather.

Kiki De Montparnasse Chess Set

Oct 05, 2011 / Collectibles

Kiki de Montparnasse and aruliden have collaborated in the creation of a uniquely luxurious chess set that combines strategy and sensuality. The exquisite set is made of the highest quality materials. Thirty-two individual pieces with matte and gloss finishes hold court on a handmade walnut game board. Each playing piece has a hidden function. What […]

Gelman’s masterpiece Chess sets

Dec 17, 2009 / Collectibles

Media artist, Alexander Gelman, in collaboration with traditional Japanese artisans has designed an exquisite limited edition series of master chess sets. The sleek and stunning sets are made of lacquer, silver plating and gold leaf — there are only 5 in the world, each is unique and priced up to $55,000. Gelman and the artisans […]

The Alice Chess Set pieces magically turn transparent

Jul 04, 2008 / Collectibles

Inspired by the Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice through the Looking Glass,’ designer Yasmin Sethi developed a chess set that features pieces that “magically turn transparent” when they touch the board. (In ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll, Alice falls through a mirror and on the other side of the mirror, she becomes a […]

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