The process of assembling the board started with the idea of using staples to create patterns that reflect light in different ways, giving the illusion of the recognizable two color pattern of a chess board. The construction of the pieces, derives from the idea of appropriation, so closely linked with the work of Marcel Duchamp. The chess pieces, are thus constructed from common hardware and different kinds of doorknobs.
The use of different door-knobs, as the base and top of the pieces, expresses the irony of experiencing the object in a completely different way than we usually do. The box that holds the chess board and the drawer, used for storage is an interpretation of Duchamp's "Box in a Valise". The drawer can be pulled by one player at a time but is able to move in both directions.
The project included the analysis of an artist and the application of his principles on the design and fabrication of a chess set. The artist analyzed was Marcel Duchamp and the main principles throughout his work are known to be repetition and appropriation. Based on these ideas, the chess pieces are constructed out of found hardware, such as door knobs and the chess grid is made using common staples.