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Okai Plai

The chess set Okai Plai - Okai Plai is a chess set for the playful. Our goal was to get more people to play chess by lowering the factor of seriousness, and instead make them more attractive for the common you and me.

In the process we've weighted the characters roles in the game, with simple means and clear colors to create a decorative whole.

The humor is not only in the simple and trivial forms, but also in the different personalities we've given each piece.

Our goal was, among others, to encourage the user to let his or her imagination run, and maybe even find a favorite amongst the different characters.

This project was a collaboration with Maria Edvardsen and Armand Bentzen.

Comments (5)
  • Really nice. I would pick this up. Cool.

    10 years ago

  • love the viewpoint

    11 years ago

  • Hehe, thanks man. This was a school project without any manufacturer, and we haven't contact anyone, atleast not yet. It seems to have a commercial potential, so we'll just have to see what happens with it. Would be cool to see it in production. Really like your work, btw.

    11 years ago

  • jeje super

    11 years ago

  • A bold concept! Love your pieces.

    11 years ago

  • A bold concept! Love your pieces.

    11 years ago

  • jeje super

    11 years ago

  • Hehe, thanks man. This was a school project without any manufacturer, and we haven't contact anyone, atleast not yet. It seems to have a commercial potential, so we'll just have to see what happens with it. Would be cool to see it in production. Really like your work, btw.

    11 years ago

  • love the viewpoint

    11 years ago

  • Really nice. I would pick this up. Cool.

    10 years ago

Thomas Larsen Røed
MA industrial design Oslo, Norway