Platonic Chess Set

Isamu Noguchi Museum : Imagery of Chess Revisited Design Competition

Objective: to re-design the traditional chess set for the 21st century, while competing for a space in the '‘Chess Revisited’' Exhibition, 2005. This exhibition revisited a student design competition from 1944, which included artists Isamu Noguchi, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Julian Levy, and many others. Judges included: Karim Rashid (renown product designer), Olympic Chess Champion,

This chess design translates the hierarchy of the traditional pieces into the five platonic solids + buckyball. The queen is the most powerful piece, therefore she is the buckyball, Carbon, which is the most powerful element in nature. (board has dots for spaces)