The Fortify chess set celebrates concrete and its contribution to civilization by using it in the most apt game possible. Chess, a battle between warring kingdoms/factions gets its much needed update, with the movement from wood and ivory, materials of the pre-industrial revolution era, to concrete and iron, the very symbol of masonry and the civilizations it has built.
History Chess by Boym Partners
Chess Boards, Game Pieces, Chess Sets, Board Games, Industrial Design, Woodturning, Game Room, Playing Cards, Monuments
Tesla Chess: This set features an electrically powered board crafted from lime wood and ebony, as well as 32 varying-size handmade chess pieces. Each piece is a working vacuum tube that lights up when plugged into the board’s recessed octal sockets.
Isamu Noguchi: Chess Table and Pieces Ebonized joined birch tabletop with red and translucent acrylic plastic insets, ebonized veneer lumber-ply legs, and painted or anodized cast-aluminum storage pockets with plexiglass pieces.