Design and culture28.01.2014
Limited Edition Chess Set by Nendo for Baccarat’s 250th Anniversary
As part of Baccarat’s 250th anniversary celebrations, Nendo has collaborated with the French luxury crystal house to create a limited edition chess set that embodies nearly three centuries of elite craftsmanship.
The production process demonstrates the epitome of a master-craft; each individual set of chessmen requires the utmost precision, demanding over 200 hours of labor for cutting alone. As a result, both the transparent and midnight crystal pieces come to life with a subtle diffusion of light, illuminated by the chessboard and enhanced by the series of elaborate glass cuts.
Just like the signature ruby octagon adorning baccarat chandeliers, a ruby square on the base of the chessboard pays tribute to the emblematic baccarat color.