baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with chess set by nendo
 
baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with chess set by nendo baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with chess set by nendo
jan 27, 2014

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with chess set by nendo

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo
all images © baccarat

 

 

 

as part of baccarat’s 250th anniversary celebrations, nendo has collaborated with the french luxury crystal house to create a limited edition chess set that embodies nearly three centuries of elite craftsmanship. based on a timeless baccarat icon – the celebrated harcourt glass design – the elegant set comprises 32 hand-cut pieces made in clear and midnight blue crystal, shaped in forms of the king’s crown, the hem of the queen’s robes and the bishop’s mitre.

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo

 

 

the production process demonstrates the epitome of a master-craft; each individual set of chessmen requires the utmost precision, demanding over 200 hours of labor for cutting alone. as a result, both the transparent and midnight crystal pieces come to life with a subtle diffusion of light, illuminated by the chessboard and enhanced by the series of elaborate glass cuts. just like the signature ruby octagon adorning baccarat chandeliers, a ruby square on the base of the chessboard pays tribute to the emblematic baccarat color.

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo

the set comprises 32 hand-cut pieces made in clear and midnight blue crystal

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo

the chess set and board epitomizes baccarat mastercraft and glass-making skills.

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo

the set was created in a limited edition to mark baccarat’s 250th anniversary

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo

each individual set of chessmen requires the utmost precision, demanding over 200 hours of labor for cutting alone

baccarat celebrates 250th anniversary with harcourt chess set by nendo

the crystal pieces come to life with a diffusion of light, illuminated by the chessboard and enhanced by the glass cuts

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    493,007 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample