Most of us, having seen Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone movie, might have wondered how it would be to play chess with life size pieces. Would the game become more interesting if the pieces are larger than usual, or would the usual joy and suspense of chess remain the same? This giant vintage aluminium chess set aims to answer the question. The pieces might not be as tall as the ones in the movie, but they are surely larger than any ordinary chess set.
This gorgeous chess set has been designed and crafted by the team at Restoration Hardware. The board measures 29.5 inches on all sides; moreover, when it is laid out open it is 2.5 inches tall. Each piece of the set is similarly oversized. From the pawn to the king, the pieces measure from 5 to 8 inches tall apiece. With such measurements, it is clear the set will attract the attention of chess lovers everywhere.
The vintage aluminium chess set features a classic board that is oversized and masterfully crafted using inlaid wood, with a stained finish. Each piece is crafted from aluminium. The white side received a gray industrial finish, while the black pieces feature a darkened metal finish. Because of the attention to detail and attractive finish, the chess set could serve both as a tabletop game or as an ornament in your home. Imagine placing this vintage aluminium chess set on an antique style table, either amid a vintage interior design or a classic one.
As it happens with all things designed by Restoration Hardware, the aluminium chess set also comes with a pretty impressive price tag. Those who wish to own it must pay $399 to add it in their homes.
What do you think of the vintage aluminium chess set? Would you use it as decoration or as board game?