Chess Block

A unique adaptation of the classic chess board, depicted as both an abstract lighting object and a functional design piece.

London, UK – 2013


Artwork by: Dominic Harris
Produced by: Cinimod Studio
Materials: 3D Lasered Glass, Acrylic Rods, Mirror Polished Stainless Steel, LEDs, Electronics
Dimensions: 500 (W) x 500 (H) x 500 (D) mm
Available through: Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

A game of chess offers its competitors a platform to engage in a strategic and sophisticated game of mental skill. The artwork adds to this by incorporating a beautiful tangible object, thus embodying the spirit of the game. The pieces are comprised of illuminated acrylic shat that span between the mirror polished stainless steel base and the top plate. The chess pieces are solid glass blocks each containing an intricate three dimensionally illuminated representation of the specific pieces.

The artwork is unique for its use of remote LED light delivery through the acrylic to achieve the extruded chess board look. As a manifold artwork, Chess Block facilitates a useable object with intricate components, reducing both to basic geometric elements.

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