PURLING LONDON ART CHESS sets have been exhibited at Christie’s, Saatchi Gallery and the World Chess Hall of Fame. Many of these 1 of 1, hand-painted works have been the choice of royalty, renowned interior designers, art collectors and chess Grandmasters. Purling has collaborated with over thirty artists, including Sophie Matisse, Mr. Doodle and Thierry Noir. Every Art Chess set is hand-finished in London, England and can be made bespoke to your wishes.
Leonardo Frigo is an Italian artist and violinist who takes inspiration from historical literature to create intricate hand-illustrations in fountain pen with hand-made ink. Over the course of nearly a decade, he has been actively painting stringed instruments with themes including Dante’s Inferno and the Seven Deadly Sins. He obtained a degree in Art Restoration from UIA (Univeristà Internazionale dell Arte ) in Venice, Italy.
We are delighted that Leonardo Frigo has created for Purling London a beautiful hand-illustrated chess set, using his own hand-made ink.
- Signed, hand-illustrated 1 of 1 by Leonardo Frigo
- Boxwood, hand-made ink, varnish, Nappa leather, 18 carat gold
- Chess board 55 x 55 cm (approx. 22 x 22″), weight 3kg (6.6 lb)
- Chess pieces 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood
- King height 10.2 cm (4″), weight 75 g (approx. 2.65 oz)
- Italian Nappa leather felts with 18 carat gold embossed Purling logos
- Weight of boxed set including pieces and board 6.6 kg (approx. 14.6 lb)
- Purling London branded packaging
- Hand-finished in London, England
- Complimentary express global shipping
We welcome visits by appointment to the Purling London studio in Notting Hill, London to view and purchase our games. Alternatively, we can arrange a video call where you can personally view the board and each Art Game piece close up and ask any questions. Please get in touch via our contact form below. Kind regards, Simon and the Purling team.