Article extract: The Staunton set defined the game we know today. Recently, a group of young architects were challenged to redefine the game, invited by Los Angeles gallery and storefront Jai & Jai to create and exhibit their own chess sets. First spotted over at Architizer, some of these sets go beyond designing pieces to redesign the timeless battle between light and dark - and a couple deconstructed it completely. “The World is Flat” by Laurel Consuelo Broughton, for example, transformed the 64-square board into a globe to create a dynamic, edgeless game to wouldn't look out of place on Star Trek.
Article and pic link: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/architects-give-classic-chess-set-radical-makeover-180950458/
(Laurel Consuelo Broughton, "The World is Flat" (photo: Brian Rytel via Jai & Jai)
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