Archinect - News 2014-04-24T20:58:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/47064911/frank-gehry-s-tiffany-chess-set-is-a-miniature-architectural-marvel Frank Gehry's Tiffany Chess Set Is a Miniature Architectural Marvel Archinect 2012-05-02T15:42:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T21:19:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d66d3ac916b85545d00d9d46ae31d736.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... instead of drawing his inspiration from buildings in his portfolio, Gehry designed the various pieces of this chess set based on their role in the game. So the soft curves of the queen contrast the sharp angles of the king, while the pawns have all been equipped with cannons atop them. Unfortunately the set, which is made from fine bone-china, is only available from Tiffany &amp; Co. as a special order for a staggering $25,000. A check-mate to the bank account for most of us.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>