Modern chess set that combines a chic cocoa ash burl glossy wooden chessboard with a stylish set of Art Deco inspired fine resin chessmen.
The distinctly modernist stylings of the Art Deco movement come to the world of chess!
- Crafted from resin and hand-painted.
- Intricately detailed pieces.
- Rich cocoa ash burl chess board.
- Stylish Art Deco designs.
- Incredible value for money.
Beginning in France just before the first world war, Art Deco
shook up the world of visual arts, architecture and design like never before. Rejecting the previously popular aesthetic tropes of rich colours and floral decadence typified by movements such as Art Nouveau during the Belle-Epoque, Art Deco instead chose to streamline and minimise, embracing futuristic concepts that felt like nothing else at the time.
These unique Art Deco pieces are cast from smooth black and cream resin, and topped with metallic copper finials - they really embrace not only the style but also the colours of Art Deco design. We have chosen a stunning Cocoa Ash Burl high-gloss board
, intricately inlaid and crafted in Spain, to complement the pieces and create a seriously stylish and completely unique set.
What we particularly love about these chessmen is how they take recognizable aesthetics of Art Deco architecture and repurpose them. The subtle, simple variations in the design of the finnial tops of each piece are minimal yet functional, and they very cleverly stand in place of the iconic existing chess designs such as the knight or rook. Although this set of pieces is so unique and looks like no other we've ever seen, the pieces are individual and distinct enough to be immediately identifiable from one another.
Not only is it one of our most striking and individually unique sets, but it also represents some of the best quality for price in our range! This wonderfully unusual chess set combines the well-defined styles, themes and colour of early 20th century design, with a modern, sleek presentation. Effortlessly mixing the old with the new, we are extremely proud to offer this popular, sleek and chic set that looks simply amazing on display.