London Brutalist Edition with Wooden Board
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Makes for a powerful backdrop for the game at hand. The iconic era has inspired a unique edition, showcasing a selection of the raw concrete architectural forms of the movement, built around the city in the mid 20th century.
In this set the pawns featured are the terraced housing of the Alexandra Road Estate in North London, One Kemble Street is cast as the rook, the instantly recognizable Trellick Tower is perfect as a knight, Petty France plays the bishop, Centrepoint is a regal queen and Cromwell Tower from the Barbican Centre stands proud as the king of Brutalist London.
King – Cromwell Tower
Queen – Centrepoint
Bishop – Petty France
Knight – Trellick Tower
Rook – One Kemble Street
Pawn – Terraced House
The London Brutalist Edition Chess Set is made using the highest quality materials to create beautiful and unique objects for both the chess player and design enthusiast alike. The 32-piece set is hand cast in resin and each piece is double-weighted with a soft felt base. The darkness of the resin makes for a perfect concrete setting for each of the buildings, while the hand screen-printed playing board follows the brutalist design featuring the window fenestrations from Centre Point and One Kemble Street, both designed by the architect George Marsh.
As each piece is handmade, small imperfections can happen. This part of the handmade process is what makes the products unique and should not be seen as a fault. Each set comes complete with a hand screen-printed wooden playing board and in a presentation box.
About the Brand
Created by architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser, Skyline Chess is a London based company that offers unique chess sets that are modeled after iconic buildings in New York City and London. They re-imagine some of the world’s most recognizable structures as chess pieces and bring them to life on the chess board.
Made in United Kingdom.
Product type: Chess Set (with wooden brutalist board)
* 32-piece set cast in hand-cast resin
* Double weighted pieces with soft felt base
* Wooden board
Board dimensions: (L 38 x W 38 x H 0.9) cm
Weight (complete set with board): 4 kg
Additional Information: As each piece is handmade, small imperfections can happen. This part of the handmade process is what makes the products unique and as a result, pieces may differ slightly in appearance from the images used here.
Packaging: Each set comes complete with a hand screen-printed wooden playing board and in a presentation box.
Packaging dimensions: (L 40 x W 40 x H 9) cm