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 leather 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.
The Haussmann Building sets the scene as the pawns, the Louvre makes for a striking rook, the Pompidou becomes an extraordinary knight, the Arc de Triomphe is a beautiful bishop, the Sacre Coeur takes its rightful place as the queen, whilst no other than the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower would suit the role of king.
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.