In Pictures: The Tournament @ Trafalgar Square

By Nicolas Chinardet Last edited 109 months ago
In Pictures: The Tournament @ Trafalgar Square
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Giant chess board in Trafalgar Square
Giant chess board in Trafalgar Square
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The Tournament is an installation created by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón for the London Design Festival. The gigantic chess set is made of 2m-high ceramic pieces on a specially created mosaic glass chess board. Each of the 32 chess pieces, the designs of which were inspired by London and its history and heritage, were handcrafted by Hayón in collaboration with Bosa, the Italian ceramics experts in Veneto, Italy. Pictures by zefrog.

The installation is in Trafalgar Square until Wednesday 23 September. The public are encouraged to apply to take part in the games or simply watch and enjoy.

Last Updated 19 September 2009