A Playful Design Reinterpretation: Chess Stools by Giorgio Bonaguro

A Playful Design Reinterpretation: Chess Stools by Giorgio Bonaguro

This family of stools, designed by Giorgio Bonaguro for Icons Furniture, aim at giving a playful interpretation to this particular type of indoor furniture. The collection starts with Alfiere ( the “Bishop” in Italian) which is a stool in solid wood: it features a geometric form, interrupted by a large diagonal cut which acts as a magazine rack; next to it is moving Regina (the “Queen”), with a more “aristocratic” and imposing shape, and Pedone (the “Pawn”), a round and simple stool.

These furniture products have been designed taking inspiration in the game of chess, as the name suggests; they emphasize shapes and characteristics of the chess pieces (especially the heads) that are used in this game. The stools are produced by Icons in solid scented cedarwood with semi-artisan techniques and processes, enhancing the value and finishes. [Information provided via e-mail by Giorgio Bonaguro; Photography: Andrea Basile ]


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One comment

  • Marty November 23, 2013 at 15:05 PMLogin to Reply →

    I love the magazine holding feature on the one stool. I could visualize several of these serving as a base for a unique looking cocktail table. Just add your own glass top and of course display your chess set on it.