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Swarovski Chess

Swarovski Chess

design and copyright by Daniel Libeskind

DATE 2016

STATUS Completed

CLIENT Swarovski

DESCRIPTION

In the first collaboration between the architect and the luxury crystal producer, Daniel Libeskind and Swarovski present a championship-size chess set, whose pieces celebrate some of Libeskind’s most iconic buildings. With a board depicting maps of Milan and New York –  the set uses materials from the worlds of construction – concrete and marble – as well as luxury: silver from Wiener Silber Manufactur and Swarovski crystal. The two crystal kings take the form of the Freedom Tower in New York. The Queen, also in crystal, is represented by Libeskind’s CityLife tower in Milan. The silver Bishop is the L Tower in Toronto, the marble Knight the Tor Di Valle in Rome, the concrete Rook is Century Spire in Manila, and the aluminium Pawn takes the form of the Pyramid Tower in Jerusalem.