A simple take on a timeless classic, stripped to its bare essentials.
From a flat slab of solid timber, CNC milled pockets add depth to define the playing surface. Subtle shadows and lighted edges catch the eye, revealing moments of exposed endgrain.
The playing pieces themselves are still being prototyped, but are designed as simple extrusions; each characters upper profile is defined by the directional limitations and qualities of their movements.
Current iterations are exploring cast concrete, 3D printed porcelain, and steel/brass/nickel/copper options for the playing pieces.