“This is the piece that other designers approach me saying “Man, I wish I’d thought of that!” I take that as the highest compliment. This chess set has quickly established itself as one of our classic designs. We always take a chess set with us when we travel and this inspired me to create one with interlocking pieces around a rollable board that is luxurious to the touch and packs away easily in hand luggage.”
The game pieces are made of heat treated and oxidized stainless steel that is hand polished to create the beautiful colour differences. No chemicals are used. The leather board is hand cut and sewn in order to create the precise geometric pattern. The white/black squares represented by the tactile contrast of the suede and skin side of the same Italian leather hide. The presentation box is custom made for us by a local, family business using old, Victorian machinery.
Heat treated, hand polished, stainless steel pieces made in England.
Leather sewn by Stella Soomlais.
Preservation grade box, made by third generation box makers in London.
Finishing in our studio by us.
Pieces can be polished with a soft cloth. Do not use anything abrasive.
Suede can be cleaned with a specialist brush.
Board laid flat: 40 x 40 cm (16″ x 16″)
Boxed: 24 x 5 x 10 cm