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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Italian Designer Giorgio Bonaguro gives Stools a Chess Design Twist

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

Italian designer Giorgio Bonaguro interprets the designs of traditional chess pieces to create a series of stools! He has created a nice collection for icons furniture. in the Bonaguro series, for example, the ‘bishop’ is represented in the shape of the ‘alfiere’, which is made from solid wood and features a geometric form, interrupted by a large diagonal cut that serves as a magazine rack.

Evoking a more aristocratic and imposing shape, the moving ‘queen’ becomes the ‘regina’ and the ‘pawn’ in contrast is now the ‘pedone’, defined by a rounded simple stool. wanting to emphasize the typical characteristics of the chess pieces, the heads have been especially crafted to emulate their original form. the collection is produced by icons and is constructed from solid scented cedarwood with semi-artisanal techniques and processes, enhancing their quality and finishes.

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