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Chess Block

"Not all artists are Chess players, but all Chess players are artists." - Marcel Duchamp

A unique adaptation of a traditional chessboard, Chess Block is both an abstract lighting object and a functional design piece. A game of chess offers the competitors a platform on which to engage in a strategic and sophisticated game of mental skill. The beauty of the artwork embodies the spirit of the game, and its three dimensions bring volume and elegance to chessboard design. It comprises 64 K9 solid glass vertical rods (a type of glass crystal commonly used in chandeliers) that connect the mirror-polished stainless steel base and top plate. When illuminated, light transmits from the rods to each chess piece to reveal a representation of the rooks, bishops, knights and so on within. Chess Block is unique for its use of remote LED light delivery through the glass to achieve the ‘extruded’ chessboard look. It combines a usable object with intricate lighting components, reducing both to basic geometric elements.

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Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs


Glass, LED, electronics, stainless steel


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Dimensions in MM:

500 (W) x 500 (H) x 500 (D) mm

Dimensions in INCHES:

19.7 (W) x 19.7 (H) x 19.7 (D) inches

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