HAND-CAST IN SOLID BRONZE
Each piece is hand-cast in solid bronze. The contrasting finish of the polished light side against the opposing dark, patinated chessmen creates a striking collection of pieces.
A bronze finish is used for the lighter pieces and a patination oil is used to create the darker pieces. The reassuring weight of each piece makes this an extremely tactile chess set and the felt bases lend a softness of touch and beautiful finish to each piece.
6,000 YEAR OLD TECHNIQUE WITH 3D PRINTING
The bronze sets are made in a foundry in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, combining a time-consuming lost wax casting technique that dates back 6,000 years with 3D printing techniques to ensure every minute detail is captured perfectly.
Immortalised in this game of greats, capturing the essence of the early 1900's construction boom and the growth of skyscraper architecture across New York’s skyline.
Contemporary counterparts take place in this edition with some of the city's most recognisable silhouettes; The Guggenheim is the rook, the Flatiron Building is the knight, The Chrysler Building makes for an incredibly powerful bishop, whilst the undeniable grandeur of the Empire State Building makes for the perfect queen and the poignant, impeccable design of One World Trade Tower is the only choice for king in this set.
Each numbered set comes complete with a hand screen-printed Corian® stone city map or Italian Carrara marble playing board and in a luxury presentation box.