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Baccarat Giant Anniversary Chess Set

In addition to its 250th anniversary book, Baccarat has now lays out the giant chess set. This anniversary chess set is made of crystal – trademark of the luxury French manufacturer. Oki Sato, founder of Japanese design studio Nendo was in charge to design this luxurious board game. The set comprises 32 chessmen cut by hand from midnight blue and clear crystal, mimicking Baccarat’s iconic Harcourt glasses. The cutting process alone took 200 hours.

Baccarat celebrates 250 years with a limited edition giant chess set made of crystal

Baccarat has a very long history and tradition, but there is always fun in the product, and I wanted to express that,” said Sato.

Limited to only 50 sets, this collector’s item will retail at estimated price of €20,000 ($27,300).

The iconic French brand celebrates their 250th anniversary, a commemoration of a name that become renowned for unmatched craftsmanship and design with a plenty of events. Beside a yearlong exhibition at Baccarat’s museum in Paris, displaying the house’s art de vivre, the venerable crystal company will add its crystal touch on the windows of a number of department stores around the world, starting with a “Fire and Ice” theme at Bergdorf Goodman next month, while the opening of the first Baccarat Hotel & Residences is slated for later this year, also in New York.

Baccarat celebrates 250 years with a limited edition giant chess set made of crystal

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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