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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Limited-edition chess by British designer Paul Smith

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Paul Smith has released a limited edition handmade chess
set ($900) including board storage case and pieces box.

Hello Everyone,

We just received a newsletter about the Paul Smith limited edition chess set. The British designer is known for his clothing and accessories for men. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, after nearly three decades as a menswear icon.

It features multi-stripe leather trim around the base while the top of the board has a leather black and white check with red outline and white contrast stitching.

The top is embossed with the Paul Smith signature, and the bottom is covered in purple suede.

The chessboard can be stored in the black leather envelope case, with a padded purple interior, magnetic fastening and Paul Smith signature embossment on front

The wooden chess pieces are all handmade and lacquered in both black and purple, with felted bottoms.

The pieces are stored in a black lacquered Sycamore veneer box with purple suede lining and multi stripe leather trim on divide.

The box features polished hardware with magnified fastenings, and is finished with a purple suede bottom and the Paul Smith signature embellishment on front.

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  • At December 4, 2010 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    A bit costly I'd say. Heh heh.

  • At December 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    tooooo costly. i could design one on the snow for free.
    alistair monk, greenland

  • At December 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    let's not kill the simplicity of the game by making designer sets out of gold, platinum or whatever. the best one would be an impromptu set made with stones in the backyard of any tom dick or harry.
    Sita Gray. Nashville


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