Who made these chess sets ?
Benedict Homer grew up in a fruitful artistic background
where both parents are working artists it seemed only likely that Ben
would graduate with BA Honours in Wood Metal and Plastic 3D design in
Ben furthered his skills from building up a workshop from old discarded college
machinery in the heart of Worcestershire. From here he was involved in designing
to manufacturing proto type models, cabinet making, and commissions
to working in large international industries.
Some of these commissions include model making the official miniature
version of the Shakespeare Birthplace in Resin for
the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford upon Avon,
England, to making bespoke wood products for museum and private collections.
In collaboration with illustrators, and skilful model makers we have
developed this range of chess sets after feeling there
was a gap in the market for fun and collectable high quality games,
and so developed our signature set Wild Animals of Africa chess set.
Ben still kept in mind the traditional element of the game and so introduced
the game to
a new audience, and existing chess enthusiasts alike.
The pieces are very tactile and have been accurately modelled and beautifully hand
painted, as it is important to us that the player would feel like
the pieces would come alive. We selected each animal by its nature and position
the animal kingdom and recreated this on to the real wood chessboard;
Ben has specially designed the boards with these chess sets in mind.
All chess pieces have Ben’s monogram and copy right on the