Just in time for this Thursday’s Bears -vs- 49ers game, check out this wild idea on how both cities can compete off the field….and on an over-the-top $2100.00 chess board.
Handcrafted in Maple and Zebra woods, the “Tale of Two Cities Chess Set” features Chicago and San Francisco’s iconic architecture interpreted by ar
tist Steve Vigar. Standard chess pieces get tossed aside, instead replaced by landmarks like San Fransisco’s Embarcadero Center, Grace Cathedral, and Transamerica Pyramid, and Chicago’s Board of Trade, Marshall Field’s Building, and John Hancock Center. Each city is fronted by a line of “pawns”, representing the distinct residential architecture unique to each town.
The “Tale of Two Cities Chess Set” in available exclusively in the Chicago-area at Sawbridge Studios, 153 West Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 312-828-0055, and at 1015 Tower Road, Winnetka, Illinois 847-441-2441.
Read more about it at:
– Chicago Examiner
– The Snoopster
– Haute Living