Born out of a love of architecture and chess, London designers Ian Flood and Chris Prossner have reimagined the chess set by taking the classic game pieces and replacing them with miniature renditions of famous New York buildings. In the New York Skyline Chess Set, a range of buildings from across the city, some of which capture the essence of the early 1900’s construction boom and the growth of skyscraper architecture, through to their more contemporary counterparts, along with some of the city’s most recognizable silhouettes make up the set.
Freedom Tower is the King with the Empire State Building as its queen. The Flatiron Building portrays the Knight, with the Guggenheim as the rook. A row of Brownstone houses stand as the pawns. The 32-piece NYC Skyline set is cast in injection moulded acrylic. Each piece is double weighted and has a soft felt base. Finished in classic black and white, this stunning set is the perfect creation for someone looking for a unique piece of British design.
Each set comes complete with a hand silkscreened 14.88” x 14.88” board made from stained Scandinavian black birch veneered plywood. The intricate dark gray vista showcasing an aerial map of New York is overlaid with a crisp white playing board design. The playing board is hand screen-printed in the UK by a small family business.
The Colorful Backgammon Set from MoMA is distinguished by a bold modernist design inside and out. This high-quality beechwood backgammon box set contains 30 game pieces and five dice in a black fabric bag. : 18” x 19.75” x 1.12" (Open). : 18" x 9.87" x 2.25" (Closed). Weight: 4.5 lbs.
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The Thirty Wooden Building Blocks Puzzle Set from the award winning German design and lifestyle company REMEMBER features the kind of signature vibrant colorways for which the company is known. 30 building blocks, 30 colors, endless possibilities. A puzzle or a building set? The Thirty Wooden Building Blocks set is a challenging puzzle composed of 30 solid wooden blocks, each in a different...
The Liberty London Anita Travel Chess Set highlights Liberty’s classic floral themes, perfect for any game enthusiast. Liberty London is known for its floral and graphic prints and offerings of innovative and eclectic designs. This set features red and blue for the 32 wood chess pieces. Makes a perfect gift. Box: 7.8" x 7.8" x 2.8" tall. Board: 7.5" x...
Reimagine the way you play chess with the London Skyline Chess Set. This debut design from London architects Ian Flood and Chris Prossner, appeals to chess set collectors and architecture enthusiasts alike. Canary Wharf, the UK’s second tallest building, assumes the role of the King with the Shard as its queen. The London Eye portrays the Knight with Big Ben...