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Statuesque Game Pieces

The Pandov Chess Set Has Been Infused with Symbolism Through Sculpture

— October 21, 2013 — Art & Design
The game of chess involves a patterned push and pull of decisions and plays on the checkered board; the Pandov Chess Set expresses this tension in a dynamic way though the sculptural treatment of the contemporary pieces. Lucian Popescu's 3D-printed figurines come to resemble both human and inanimate forms with distinctive silhouettes on either side.

The bits within the white collection have a lightness about them, especially evident in the look of the king and queen. Their slender forms wear flaring robes, while their dark opponents remain top-heavy. While the light ones lift, the black ones sink. There is a beautiful challenging balance that occurs physically between the rival armies of the Pandov Chess Set that elegantly expresses the nature of the logic game.
Trend Themes
1. Sculptural Game Pieces - Creating chess pieces with distinctive silhouettes and symbolism offers an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the game industry.
2. Dynamic Chess Sets - Designing chess sets that visually represent the push and pull dynamics of the game opens up disruptive innovation opportunities for creative interpretations.
3. 3d-printed Chess Figurines - Utilizing 3D printing technology to create unique chess figurines allows for disruptive innovation in the manufacturing and customization processes.
Industry Implications
1. Game Industry - Incorporating symbolism and unique designs into chess sets can attract new audiences and spark innovation in the industry.
2. Art and Design Industry - Collaborating with artists and designers to create visually striking chess sets presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the art and design sector.
3. 3D Printing Industry - The use of 3D printing technology in manufacturing chess figurines opens up disruptive innovation possibilities in the growing 3D printing industry.
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