The NY2016 chess table, designed by Daniel Weil, is the first chess table specifically designed for the official FIDE World Chess Set, which was also designed by Weil. Its launch coincides with the 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship Match, held in New York, between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin.
The table is crafted in Germany made from solid oak and leather, with a maple and walnut chess board. The table is available for shipping worldwide.
Daniel Weil is an architect by training, a former Professor of Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art and a current Pentagram Partner.
Over the past four decades he has created products, interiors, packaging and visual approaches for a broad range of clients that include: Swatch, Lego, Krug, Superga, Benetton, Aldo, United Airlines, One & Only Resorts, the Savoy Hotel and the Dorchester in London.
In 2013, Daniel designed and art directed the World Chess Candidates Tournament, won by current World Champion Magnus Carlsen. He subsequently designed the World Chess organisation’s – FIDE – official chess set which has been used for the last two matches, in Mumbai and Sochi, between Carlsen and Anand.
Daniel has designed and manufactured products, including a collection for Memphis in Milan, the iconic Bag Radio and other pioneering design objects. Some of this work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, amongst others. In 2014, the Design Museum celebrated Daniel’s career to date with the exhibition Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design.