Makes for a powerful backdrop for the game at hand. The iconic era has inspired a unique edition, showcasing a selection of the raw concrete architectural forms of the movement, built around the city in the mid 20th century.
In this set the pawns featured are the terraced housing of the Alexandra Road Estate in North London, One Kemble Street is cast as the rook, the instantly recognisable Trellick Tower is perfect as a knight, Petty France plays the bishop, Centrepoint is a regal queen and Cromwell Tower from the Barbican Centre stands proud as the king of Brutalist London.
hand-cast in the UK
Each piece is hand-cast in resin in the UK. The darkness of the resin makes for a perfect concrete setting for each of the buildings. The hand screen-printed Corian playing board follows the brutalist design, featuring the window fenestrations from Centre Point and One Kemble Street, both designed by the architect George Marsh.
Each set and board comes in its own presentation box.
London chess sets
Available in a range of different edits: the Acrylic Edition, the New York City vs London Luxury Edition, the Premium Metal Edition, the Luxury Bronze Edition and the Premium Special Edition, pitting the Big Smoke against another of the architectural greats in our collection.
Excellent customer service and the actual chess set and board are fantastic, highly recommend
This set is such a good quality, looks amazing in person plus it�s easy to play with. I was afraid it would be more of a show set but it works as a playable board and doesn�t get confusing after a couple of games. 5 Stars I�m going to end up buying another I know it __
This was expensive but was a quality product in a luxury box. Achieved the desired response from the recipients.
The pieces have a nice weight to them and feel very solid. It so nice looking we�ve left it out of the box.
This is a piece of art and my son (6) who is crazy about chess just spent his whole Christmas day playing chess with it. As soon as he opened this present he was no longer interested in any other presents. This is an excellent gift for anyone interested in chess! Thank you!