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Noguchi Chess Design Competition, 2005 - Platonic Chess
Designed by Patricia Tower

Finalist in the 2005 Isamu Noguchi Chess Design Competition. Judges included: Karim Rashid, Olympic Chess Champion,
Objective was to re-design the traditional chess set for the 21st century. This design translates the hierarchy of the traditional pieces into five platonic solids + buckyball. The queen is the most powerful piece, therefore she is the buckyball, Carbon, which is the most powerful element in nature. (board has dots for spaces)
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Final Design
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Noguchi Chess Design Competition
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