Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 World Championship Chess Official Set

Design Week - "Daniel Weil redesigns the chess set"

"Weil says he looked to the Staunton Chess Set, first produced in 1849 and used for competitions since then, for initial inspiration.

He says, ‘When the initial Staunton set was produced there was great precision – since then a disrepair had set in. I had to unravel the rationale behind the original set.’"

"Carrying through the Classical theme, Weil linked the eight major chess pieces to the eight columns of the façade of the Parthanon. He redrew the height of the pieces to reflect the pitch of the façade, so that the pieces before play would evoke the structure of a Classical building."

Cost: £299.90 
Link courtesy of TWBE

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