taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board

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another kingdom: light stage carries a digital secret

 

A handcrafted collectible chess set by Taras Yoom, the creator of Yoomoota, Another Kingdom: Light Stage marks a symbolic new stage in life — a truce between two kingdoms. The limited edition collection comprises 21 handcrafted chess sets realized by 3D printing from photopolymer plastic, molding, sculpting, polymer casting, and acrylic paint detailing. Primarily crafting the work in light pastel and blue hues, and a fusion of acrylic, metal, plastic, silicone, and wood, the Bangkok-based artist sought to capture the moment when two kingdoms exchange knowledge and goods. Each set additionally carries a digital secret in the form of an NFC chip. A digital certificate, this chip validates, authenticates, and records the ownership and provenance of the artwork.

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
all images courtesy of Taras Yoom

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
all images courtesy of Taras Yoom | an NFC chip validates, authenticates, and records the unique ownership of the set

 

 

taras yoom’s 3d-Printed chess set amid yoomoota universe

 

The Another Kingdom: Light Stage chess sets become a tangible connection to the Yoomoota universe legend, specifically the planet Us2BeBetter. According to Taras Yoom’s narrative, inhabitants of this planet are destined to embark on a new story avoiding any destruction. ‘It’s a chance to return to origins, avoiding conflicts and the destruction of neighboring kingdoms,’ notes the artist. As the chess game unfolds on the board, players (or residents) are presented with the opportunity to rewrite history. The conceptual landscape of the game features chess pieces rising on two mountains, with a coveted artifact hidden at the board’s core. Resembling an old pocket watch, it possesses the unique power to temporarily revert the past.

 

Taras Yoom describes Another Kingdom: Light Stage as the beginning of a new era in the development of the kingdom on one of the Yoomoota planets. The chess set personifies the festive ambiance of an endless fair, offering dual victories — physical, in adherence to classical chess rules, and symbolic, denoting the heroic discovery of a hidden treasure at the center of the board.

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
a symbolic victory waits at the center of the board

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
Another Kingdom: Light Stage is a limited edition series of 21 sets

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the composition comprises a blend of acrylic, metal, plastic, silicone, and wood

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
the Yoomoota’s planet Us2BeBetter offers a chance to rewrite history and avoid conflicts

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
as the game unfolds, players (or residents) are presented with the opportunity to rewrite history

taras yoom's handcrafted chess set of otherworldly creatures calls for a truce on the board
alien-like creatures of the planet Us2BeBetter

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the playful chess set takes place in another realm — Yoomoota

 

 

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3D printing meets molding, sculpting, polymer casting, and acrylic paint
3D printing meets molding, sculpting, polymer casting, and acrylic paint
the chess set showcases both physical and symbolic victories
the chess set showcases both physical and symbolic victories
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project info:

 

name: Another Kingdom: Light Stage
designer: Taras Yoom (Yoomoota)

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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