Born in Sicily and now based in London, Francesco Jacobello grew up surrounded by art and artistic expressions. This contributed to his artistic development. A core inspiration behind his works comes from the personal connection with his environment, and especially the wish to immortalize expressions and feelings that draw oneself to people, places and situations.

The Art Chess Set below is called Autunno (Autumn) and is one of a series of chess sets by Francesco Jacobello inspired by the seasons.  He uses intricately  hand drawn and cut gold and copper leaf for his beautiful sets.

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Francesco Jacobello talks about the motivation for one of his latest chess sets:

My design was influenced by my series of autumn-inspired drawings. The design demonstrates the continuous seasonal changes of nature. The golden leaves announce the end of summer and prepare life for the big sleep of winter. Each leaf was drawn in paper, painted with golden metallic ink and applied onto the chess pieces, giving every single one of them a uniqueness of a small and classic work of art.

Francesco Jacobello