Art sets for Purling - "Table of Contents" - Sickboy and "More or Less III (Duck)" - Lhouette, as featured in Sotherby's International Realty magazine - December 2021.
Launching through 2022, new signature & seasonal colours within our bold range. Shown here - Purling Purple (Crown Jewel) & Brilliant White.
American Grammy award winning music producer, author, rapper and founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA was interviewed by Adisa Banjoko and photographed by Mike Relm. The three men share a passion for chess and music: Banjoko and RZA work together through the Hip Hop Chess Federation; Relm is a pioneer video remix artist & photographer whose work is often inspired by the game.
Adisa Banjoko interviewed RZA for Chess Life Magazine (which you may remember from Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit‘), in which they discussed the Shaolin temple, kung-fu, hip hop and chess. RZA started learning chess at the age of 11 and it has been a strong influence in his life and artistic work. For the Wu-Tang Clan and RZA, chess is part of the “Wu essence”. In ‘The Wu-Tang Manuel’, RZA states.
Art Chess for Purling - "Untitled III" by Leonardo Frigo, as featured in Gentleman's Journal, January 2022 and cited - One of the best luxury board games to buy.
Purling are proud to announce Zsóka Gaál as it's first Brand Ambassador.
Purling participated in British Craft Week, May 2022 at Makers Market - The Royal Exchange, London, showcasing an edited selection from our Art & core chess ranges.
Standing opposite The Bank of England, the historic & beautiful Royal Exchange, dates back to 1571 and was founded by the merchant - Sir Thomas Gresham, as a centre of commerce, for the City of London.
The event was covered and featured on ITV's London Evening News.
Two great nights of fun with Purling Chess and Checkers were held in collaboration with The Arts Club - Mayfair, during February & April 2022. Arts Club members, with differing skill levels, were introduced to Purling's beautiful games and enjoyed the challenge of playing against Purling team members, with James, our in-house expert, picking up the gauntlet, playing simultaneously against 10 different opponents, in the beautiful surroundings of The Arts Club.
Purling Italian Alabaster Stone Chess, featured in this Harpers Bazaar December 2022 editorial - shot in Mono, proving - "Black & White Never goes out of style".