This chess set by hat-trick design is simply adorable. Based in the UK, hat-trick design is a fun studio whose designs range from games to graphic design to small objects. Their incredibly creative designs always put a smile on my face, and this chess set is no exception.
Called the type(chess) set, this design simplifies the pieces of a chess set to their most basic identifying elements: their names. Each piece of the set is a laser-cut acrylic letter. The typeface is a version of Champion (Lightweight) by Hoefler Frere Jones. Similar to traditional chess sets, the size of the pieces vary based on their power in the game.
As a lover of chess and design, I am always on the lookout for stylish and unique chess sets. And the type(chess) set is the best design I’ve seen yet! I love how hat-trick design applied a sleek and modern aesthetic (and not to mention minimal) to a classic game. The chess set is available for sale here, but hurry, the set is in a limited edition of 50.