Evolution of Man Chess Set

Award Winning Chess Set in the 2014 Niche Awards


This chess set was hand made and entered into the 2014 Niche Awards. Each piece is hand carved out of Black Walnut and Hard Maple, accented with Black Walnut veneer and Birds Eye Maple veneer for the board. The inspiration for this piece came from the simple form of a tear shape, represented as the pawn. From there, each piece evolves from that form to show the progression of function within the game and through an old world history that has influenced the game. This project won first place in the student wood category.   

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