Checker sets are often made from plastic these days for added convenience and portability, but the Atelier-D sets return to a natural aesthetic with wooden laser-etched pieces that add subtle pattern designs to the high-quality maple and walnut wood used. The entire set is made from contrasting shades of wood to offer a tasteful and decorative decor piece that emphasizes the naturalness of the wood.
Each piece in the Atelier-D chess set is etched by hand and relies on detailed patterns of lines, swirls and grooves to create the separate quadrants and pieces of the game. The set doesn't use any color or added dyes or paints so that the natural look of the aged wood shines through. The pieces also look like tiny buttons with holes drilled in the middle of each.
The striking Atelier-D chess set focuses the player's sights on the contrasting shades of the wood as the creamy walnut stands strikingly against the dark brown walnut.