This 2-in-1 Chess & Checkers Set is distinguished by vivid colors and bold graphics. Choose your game, chess or checkers, and flip the board for a visual refresh. The dual-sided board acts as the cover of the wooden box for storing the game pieces. The set is made from sustainably grown rubberwood. Recommended for ages 5+. Box measures 1.75h x 8.75w x 8.75"d. Pieces: Checker/Pawn: 0.5h x 0.88"diam.; Chess: 0.7h x 0.88"diam.This game set was designed by Panisa Khunprasert, whose work is influenced by her experiences growing up in her family’s toy business in Thailand. After graduating with an MFA in Product Design from The School of Visual Arts in New York, Khunprasert returned to the family business where she now works as a toy and game designer.
SizeBox: 1.75h x 8.75w x 8.75"d
Checker or Pawn Piece: 0.5h x 0.88"diam.
Chess Piece: 0.7h x 0.88"diam.
Year of Design2020
AgeKids - 5 and up
WarningChoking Hazard — Item contains small parts. Not for children under 3.
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“My father was very hands-on in his creative process and he began encouraging me to draw and make things when I was very young. I grew up playing with unfinished prototypes, broken toys and cardboard models in his office.”
“I never learned how to play chess, so I approached this set with the goal of creating a beautiful object with multiple design possibilities. I was first inspired by abstract geometric art but was then encouraged by the MoMA Design Store team to be more empathetic to players, and to understand the rules of the games, in order to create an approachable version of chess and checkers.”
“New York City has been the city of my dreams since I was little, because I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps of studying and working here. Once you are in this city, you inevitably get inspired by its vibrant art and design scene—and its energy.”
Designer Panisa Khunprasert is from Bangkok, Thailand where she studied industrial design at Chulalongkorn University. Her design aesthetic has been influenced by growing up in her family’s toy business, and many of her early projects focused on children’s learning and playing experiences. She later moved to New York City where she attended The School of Visual Arts. She graduated with an MFA in the school’s Products of Design program, where she collaborated with MoMA on designs, and continues to design products for our store today.
At MoMA Design Store, all of the designs we sell are curator-approved and authentic. We ensure the integrity of our products through research and by working closely with the designers. Our products embody the spirit of good design objects in MoMA's collection. Some of them are actual designs represented in the Museum's collection.