Chess is about as classic a game as they come. But with that kind of enduring nature comes a certain rigidity in design. Sure, there have been all sorts of variations on the theme, but they're all checkered. And so is this one, of course, but recognizing that what the game really needed was more stripes, Paul Smith has lent his trademark motif to the board.
The hand-made leather chess board is distinguished by its striped trim around the side, Paul Smith autograph on the top and a base covered in purple suede. The lacquered purple and black pieces come in a sycamore wood box, and the board comes in a black leather envelope. The privilege of ownership will set you back about $900.
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