Gentleman's Journal

Gentleman's Journal

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’s remarkable chess board is over half-a-metre in diameter and created in collaboration with London-based violin artist Leonardo Frigo. Utterly unique, this one-of-one production is vast in scale (measuring over half a metre in width) and is crafted from sturdy boxwood and Italian Nappa leather.

It’s finished using hand-made ink, specialist varnish and 18-carat gold — and those 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted wooden pieces sit on leather felt bases embossed with the Purling logo. The King, naturally, is the most striking of all the pieces — and stands at a suitably regal four-inches tall."


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