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Michael Aram Chess Set: The First

* Limited-edition chess set with medieval floral fantasy theme
* Made from pure marble and nickel plate
* This is the designer’s first foray into game design

Michael Aram is an artist and designer who might be best known for his distinctive tableware pieces and decorative sculptures, recognizable with their stainless steel, gold and silver finishes. Thanks to his love of nature and antique workmanship, Aram has ventured out of his comfort zone to create this beautiful, one-of-a-kind Special Edition Chess Set.

Modeled after a “medieval floral fantasy” motif, the chess set is rife with fantastical creatures, such as unicorns with petal manes representing the knight, and king protea flowers abstracted to represent the King.

The chess board itself is your traditional black and white checkered playing field, only taken to the next level by the addition of marble and accented with nickel plate decorative leaves.

Aram’s work ranges from metal-ware, home accessories and fine jewelry designs sold in galleries and specialty stores worldwide. He launched his first metalware collection in 1989 after taking a trip to India where he began working with traditional artisanal techniques.

This special edition chess set is the first gaming piece made by the artist and was produced in extremely limited quantities. Buy it as a true showpiece for your office or home, or splurge on a beautiful wedding or housewarming gift for someone you love.

This is craftsmanship at its finest.

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