The Harcourt Chessboard by Nendo Features Crystal Elements

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 21, 2014
References: nendo.jp & mocoloco
The Harcourt Chessboard by Nendo is a chess set made with Harcourt glass, a gorgeous crystal first introduced in 1841 by luxury French home decor and stemware manufacturer Baccarat.

"While Harcourt glassware and chess may seem to have nothing in common at first glance, a closer inspection reveals their intriguing commonalities." Both glassware and the game of chess invite two people to come together at a table whether they are enjoying a fine wine or playing a game of strategy.

In creating the Harcourt chessboard, Nendo's team chose six distinct elements from the glassware’s signature pattern to represent each piece's distinguishing elements that include the king's crown and the queen's robe hem. The set's opposing sides are showcased in clear and blue crystal designs that vary slightly in their design.