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ENQUIRE: Daniela Raytchev X Purling London Art Chess “Addictions”


  • 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood chess pieces, 10.2cm
  • Individually and uniquely hand-painted by Purling London’s specially commissioned, British-based contemporary artists
  • Purling London branded leather felts
  • Deluxe, Black Anegre and Bird’s-eye Maple board, 3kg, 55cmx55cm; or specially hand-painted board finished with deep gloss lacquer
  • Luxury Purling London packaging
  • Unique certificate personally signed by the artist

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This Art Chess Set has now been sold.  Please contact us to enquire about commissions for bespoke chess sets by Daniela Raytchev.


DANIELA RAYTCHEV’s art offers a rare subjective expression and perception of the world through her figurative and abstract drawings. Much of her works are visual interpretations of the physiological and physical effects of addictions and abuse. Daniela has a wealth of artistic experience and techniques including painting, textiles and sculpture. She studied at the prestigious Central St. Martins and London College of Fashion.

“The chess set name ‘Addictions’ is about the inner conflict between the negative destructive self and the toxic crutches we may hold on to as a result of fear and anxiety (Black pieces) against the self which is loving, positive and nurturing (White pieces).

Each tall black piece illustrates different addiction, ranging from alcohol, drugs, food to shopping, relationships and others. Guarded by spiked pawns that create a wall, uncomfortable barrier from the other world that can be seen. If we remove those, as illustrated on white tall pieces by delicate paintings of everyday objects and sceneries we encounter, we can notice all the little things that make our lives happier and richer.

Both kings are the same, white with spikes, a metaphor to express that people are primarily good, addiction is just an illness they may suffer, that may influence their actions but doesn’t make them bad. You can only win by accepting yourself as a whole. “


Purling London Art Chess are individually hand painted by specially commissioned British-based artists and no two sets are the same. From established figures to rising stars of the Contemporary Art scene, Purling has collaborated with 20 artists to date, including Kate Brinkworth, Inkie and Olivia Pilling. Complete with a numbered certificate signed by the artist and our deluxe, Birds-eye maple boards; each hand-carved, triple-weighted Art Chess is a miniature sculptural masterpiece.

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