New Paul Smith Chess Set the Perfect Check Mate for Holiday Doldrums.
By now Paul Smith’s iconic multi-stripe has been used to adorn countless otherwise everyday items – and yet the brilliant British designer keeps finding new ways of employing it to advantage. His latest effort comes in the form of a limited edition traveling chess set which functions equally well as a design object and game for your cooler geeks. The handmade board features a leather-trimmed top and base, purple suede bottom, and black and purple lacquered pieces. It slides neatly into a black leather envelope for ease of transportation, while the pieces are stored in a black lacquered Sycamore veneer box with purple suede lining. If James Bond had time to play chess you can bet it’d be with this.