Austin Cox Modernist ALCOA Chess Set

Austin Cox Modernist ALCOA Chess Set

£950.00

Availability: Out of stock

A truly brilliant chess set designed by Austin Cox of Austin Enterprises for ALCOA (Aluminium Association of America) in 1962. These sets were produced as gifts for ALCOA's top customers. Chess enthusiasts constantly rave about these definitely desirable pieces. No board included.
Condition Report All pieces in excellent condition; some slight damage to walnut display cases. No board included.
Designer Austin Cox
Dimensions Case: Length: 781mm; Width: 151mm. Largest pieces: Height: 125mm; Smallest: 96mm
Period 1960s, 20th century, 60s, Mid-Century, Sixties

A strikingly beautiful, modernist chess set designed by Austin Cox of Austin Enterprises for ALCOA (Aluminium Association of America) in 1962. These mesmerising sets were produced as gifts for ALCOA's top customers. They feature 32 pieces displayed in a walnut case, enclosed by the original blue plexiglass cover that slides out, allowing access to the set. The pieces were cut from aluminium bars; the white appearing in a natural aluminium finish, with the black differentiated by black anodized sides with regular aluminium faces. All pieces bear a stamp on their undersides: 1962 Austin Enterprises. These sets are the talk of chess players and collectors, but are also marvellous as simple, sleek ornaments and perfect examples of refined design. No board included.
Description

Details

A strikingly beautiful, modernist chess set designed by Austin Cox of Austin Enterprises for ALCOA (Aluminium Association of America) in 1962. These mesmerising sets were produced as gifts for ALCOA's top customers. They feature 32 pieces displayed in a walnut case, enclosed by the original blue plexiglass cover that slides out, allowing access to the set. The pieces were cut from aluminium bars; the white appearing in a natural aluminium finish, with the black differentiated by black anodized sides with regular aluminium faces. All pieces bear a stamp on their undersides: 1962 Austin Enterprises. These sets are the talk of chess players and collectors, but are also marvellous as simple, sleek ornaments and perfect examples of refined design. No board included.
Additional Information
Condition Report All pieces in excellent condition; some slight damage to walnut display cases. No board included.
Designer Austin Cox
Dimensions Case: Length: 781mm; Width: 151mm. Largest pieces: Height: 125mm; Smallest: 96mm
Period 1960s, 20th century, 60s, Mid-Century, Sixties