Daniel Weil redesigns the chess set | News | Design Week

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Design | No Comments

Oh, those peeps from Pentagram never cease to do beautiful and impressive work.

The latest is a new chess set for the World Chess Candidates Tournament in London.

What I love about this is the breakdown in thought process for the set and individual pieces.

“The Knight, for example, is based on the head of the dying horse from the Elgin Marbles, which is why you get that expression of agony.

Carrying through the Classical theme, Weil linked the eight major chess pieces to the eight columns of the façade of the Parthanon. He redrew the height of the pieces to reflect the pitch of the façade, so that the pieces before play would evoke the structure of a Classical building.”

Definitely worth a look when you have time.

Daniel Weil redesigns the chess set | News | Design Week.

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