CLYDESIDE CHESS TIMELINE
10 copies of Alex's 2D 'Iconic Glasgow Chess' sell out at Glasgow School of Art pop-up shop within an hour. Pieces laser cut and etched from 3mm acrylic, board cut from 9mm plywood and pattern laser etched on. Packaging laser cut, laser etched and assembled.
Began prototyping pieces - lots of failures and lessons along the way! Testing out colours, materials and geometries.
Finalised board design - including custom Clydeside Chess pattern with logo.
2021 AND BEYOND
Alex and Michael decide to create a 3D version - Clydeside Chess was born! Begin designing the pieces using 3D CAD software. Selection of most iconic landmarks to represent each piece.
Board prototyping to calculate the correct relative size of each piece. Use of card, paper and wood to find optimum board size.
Finished prototyping and locked in the designs for each piece. Began batch manufacture of pieces.