Negative Space Chess Set by Stefan Gougherty
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Industrial designer Stefan Gougherty took the classic chess set and turned it on its head with his latest project called Negative Space Chess Set for Geremia Design. After analyzing traditional chess pieces, each piece becomes an abstracted version of itself.


From left to right: Pawn, Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, King

The interiors of acrylic cubes were machined out to create voids that reference their particular chess piece. The voids were then painted making hollow tubes of color in either yellow or black.


Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.