New York Skyline Chess Set
This gift is a no-brainer for lovers of chess, architecture, and New York! From the minds of London designers Ian Flood and Chris Prossner, this unique chess set features classic renditions of iconic New York buildings. Each time you break out this chess set for a game, you can marvel at the beautiful pieces designed after the most popular landmarks in New York City. Here are the individual chess designs you’ll enjoy:
- One World Trade Center – Freedom Tower (Kings)
- Empire State Building (Queens)
- Chrysler Building (Bishops)
- Flatiron Building (Knights)
- Guggenheim Museum (Rooks)
- Brownstone Houses (Pawns)
Born out of a love of architecture and chess, London designers Ian Flood and Chris Prossner have reimagined the chess set by taking the classic game pieces and replacing them with miniature renditions of famous New York buildings. In the New York Skyline Chess Set, a range of buildings from across the city, some of which capture the essence of the early 1900’s construction boom and the growth of skyscraper architecture, through to their more contemporary counterparts, along with some of the city’s most recognizable silhouettes make up the set. Freedom Tower is the King with the Empire State Building as its queen. The Flatiron Building portrays the Knight, with the Guggenheim as the rook. A row of Brownstone houses stands as the pawns. The 32 piece NYC Skyline set is cast in injection-molded acrylic. Each piece is double-weighted and has a soft felt base. Finished in classic black and white, this stunning set is the perfect creation for someone looking for a unique piece of design. Each set comes complete with a 16” x 16” folding board and presentation box. Makes a great gift, ideal for more than chess players. Any architect aficionado, student of design, or lover of NYC will appreciate such a thoughtful present.
These pieces capture the essence of early 20th-century skyscraper architecture in a stunning chess set.
Not only does it look fantastic, but the unique design adds plenty of personality to the classic game of chess. That’s why it’s only logical to give this striking chess to yourself or get it as a gift for the New York lover, student of design, or architecture enthusiast in your life!
- 32-piece NYC Skyline chess set
- Cast in injection-molded acrylic
- Pieces are double weighted and finished in classic black and white
- Includes 16” x 16” folding board
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The 32 piece NYC Skyline chess set is cast in injection-molded acrylic.
Each piece is double-weighted and has a soft felt base. Finished in classic black and white.
Each set comes complete with a 16” x 16” folding board and presentation box.
This stunning set is the perfect creation for someone who loves New York City, or is looking for a unique architecture themed design gift. Ideal for more than chess players. Any architect aficionado or student of design will appreciate such a thoughtful gift.
The individual chess piece designs are: One World Trade Center – Freedom Tower (Kings, 8″ tall), Empire State Building (Queens), Chrysler Building (Bishops), Flatiron Building (Knights), Guggenheim Museum (Rooks), and Brownstone Houses (Pawns).