Considering that I already find the game of chess puzzling enough, I don't know if I would be able to deal with Lanier Graham's creation. Of course, it simply looks like a puzzle within a puzzle, but in fact, her minimalistic design would be highly beneficial for those wanting a compact chess set.
Looking deceptively like run-of-the-mill building blocks, these strategically designed chess pieces, which are part of MoMA's collection, fit snugly together so they can be packed away conveniently. Each piece also represents how they should move. For instance, Lanier Graham shaped the knight in an L-shape.