A match for those passionate about both chess and architecture, the skyline chess set recreates the london cityscape over the checkered black and white plane of the beloved, ever-popular board game.
Designers Ian Flood and Chris Prosser have translated traditional set pieces into prominent london landmarks, drawing from both the symbolic value of the built form as well as their role on the chess board.
The result is a monochromatic set of 3D printed battling buildings– pawns become the quintessential london abode, a humble terraced house; the bishops become the gherkin (50 st. mary axe); knights are the all-seeing london eye. The rooks manifest as the iconic big ben. The queen is appropriately the most dominant building on the london skyline, renzo piano’s shard. Finally, the might and presence of the king take on the form of canary wharf.
The 32-piece set is cast in injection moulded acrylic. Each chessman is double weighted and has a soft felt base. Finished in classic black and white, this stunning set is the perfect product for someone looking for a unique piece of British design.
Each set comes complete with a folding board and presentation box.
Dimensions: 24.5 x 22.5 x 8 cm