giorgio bonaguro designs chess stools for icons furniture giorgio bonaguro designs chess stools for icons furniture
oct 19, 2013

giorgio bonaguro designs chess stools for icons furniture

giorgio bonaguro designs chess stools for icons furniture
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all images courtesy of giorgio bonaguro

 

 

 

playfully interpreting traditional chess pieces into a series of stools, italian designer giorgio bonaguro has created this collection for icons furniture. the ‘bishop’ is represented in the shape of the ‘alfiere’, which is made from solid wood and features a geometric form, interrupted by a large diagonal cut that serves as a magazine rack. evoking a more aristocratic and imposing shape, the moving ‘queen’ becomes the ‘regina’ and the ‘pawn’ in contrast is now the ‘pedone’, defined by a rounded simple stool. wanting to emphasize the typical characteristics of the chess pieces, the heads have been especially crafted to emulate their original form. the collection is produced by icons and is constructed from solid scented cedarwood with semi-artisanal techniques and processes, enhancing their quality and finishes.

 

 


playing chess with the wooden stools
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alfiere stool is based on the bishop chess piece
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


alfiere stool features a geometric form, interrupted by a large diagonal cut that serves as a magazine rack
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


alfiere stool with magazine
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


the ‘pawn’ chess piece is represented in the ‘pedone’ that is defined by a rounded simple shape
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


symbolizing a more aristocratic and imposing shape, the moving ‘queen’ becomes the ‘regina’ stool
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


turning the regina stool
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


the stools are constructed from solid scented cedarwood
image © andrea basile studio

 

 


production of the alfiere stool with its magazine cut
image © andrea basile studio

 

 

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