Chess Set with Miniature Plant Containers for Pieces Doubles as Refreshing Decoration

Being one of the oldest strategy games has never prevented Chess from being a favored subject of design renovations. Even world-famous architects have made contributions to the modernizing of the 2-player board game whose origins date back to the 6th century. The “Field of Towers” chess set designed by Zaha Hadid is one expressive example.

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Now, we have another innovation, presented by “Living Chess”, which turns the chess pieces from mere game pieces into refreshing decoration elements. The 3D-printed pieces of the new set are designed distinctively to perform their roles in the game as queen, king, rooks, bishops, knights, and pawns while acting as stylish micro-containers for air plants. That way the set, which comes with a glass or bamboo chess board, doubles as a fun game platform and an elegant decoration piece.

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The container-chess pieces are not only eye-pleasing but also sustainable. Their 3D-printed form is manufactured from corn-based bioplastic, and all the 32 pieces come with their own plants. These plants are kept alive by soaking and drying them in their containers every week or 10 days.

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