Moleskine-inspired lasercut wooden chess set

Belgian designer Peter Baetan has designed and created this minimal chess set inspired by his love of classic leather notebooks. We love the simplistic nature of the chess pieces, and the wonderful natural wood grain.

Baeten explains: “By working with the silhouettes of the pieces, it walks the line between 2D and 3D. Because of this, only the ones who are playing have a complete overview of the pieces on the board. Bystanders will have to do with seeing lines move around on the board.

“The set is lasercut and hand varnished, so the natural wood grains remain visible. It contains 4 tablets and a leather cover which also serves as a pad to play on. There are no screws, hinges, glue, or any other type of materials used, therefore there is no assembly necessary, and each single piece can easily be replaced.”

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Peter Baetan wooden 2D chess board

Peter Baetan wooden 2D chess board

Peter Baetan wooden 2D chess board

Peter Baetan wooden 2D chess board

Peter Baetan wooden 2D chess board

Peter Baetan wooden 2D chess board

We first found this on Creative Bloq.