Man Ray Chess Set (1920)

(12 customer reviews)

$28.00$88.00

This Man Ray chess set’s minimalist design was inspired by the artist’s lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. In this re-imaging of the original 1920s Wooden Chess Set, we translate Man Ray’s traditional chess pieces in geometric forms with the power of 3D printing.

Available in Standard and Tournament size.

Also available for sale on our Etsy Page, if you prefer.

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Description

This design was inspired by Man Ray’s lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. In this re-imaging of the original 1920s Wooden Chess Set, we translate Man Ray’s traditional chess pieces in geometric forms with the power of 3D printing.

This minimalist Man Ray chess set needs a full sized board (the pieces are about 1″ in width, varying heights).

Standard Size:
The King measure 2.25″ tall, and 1.125″ square.
This set is best suited for a 12″ x 12″ board (with 1.5″ squares).

Tournaments Size:
The King measure 3.75″ tall, and 1.8″ square.
This set is best suited for a 20″ x 20″ board (with 2.5″ squares).

Unless specified otherwise, pieces come in traditional black and white- but message me for custom color requests!
Possible color options are shown in the photo

The king is a pyramid, the queen is a cone, the bishop is a flagon, the rook is a cube and the pawn is a sphere. Man Ray, the American icon of Dada and Surrealism who has more than 100 works in MoMA’s collection, made his now-classic chess set with found objects from around his studio. The knight, perhaps the most striking piece, is represented by a scroll-shaped violin finial.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 4 in
Add Weight

Yes, No

Set Size

Standard, Tournament

Material

PLA (corn based bioplastic)

Color 1

White, Black, Navy Blue, Light Pink, Purple, Orange, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Clear

Color 2

White, Black, Navy Blue, Light Pink, Purple, Orange, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Clear

12 reviews for Man Ray Chess Set (1920)

  1. Megan Wanless

    I bought these for my daughter’s birthday. She’s picked them out. She loves then.

  2. Edward Sholl

    Very cool! First 3D printed item I have owned. Shipped quickly. $31 for the item and shipping is a great deal. Looks great on a board with 1.5” squares.

  3. Donald Widener

    Thank you for the amazing chess set!

  4. April Steele

    Very cool set! Looks just like the photos. Shipped quickly and packaged with care.

  5. Theresa Kellam

    Love it so much!!!! Ordered more

  6. Lori Rand

    I bought this for a friend for Christmas. He couldn’t stop telling me how much he loved it and what an incredible gift. I bought a black and white vinyl board and the colors- orange and purple -really pop.

  7. Derek Laston

    Awesome looking set! Fantastic display pieces, and shipped quickly! Highly recommended seller, ty!

  8. Fay Mann

    Perfect gift for a young chess lover.

  9. Sean Traver

    There’s just something so cool about a 3d print of a century-old design. Quick shipping too!

  10. Gina

    I’ve been looking for a fairly simple chess set and I absolutely love Man Ray’s work so finding this felt like fate. It fits perfect on my old tea tray turned chessboard and I couldn’t be happier.

  11. sblumenkron

    I am absolutely impressed by these 3D printed chess pieces, they are smooth and perfectly finished, light and the design is perfect. Perfect for a gift for our clients in the future.
    They work great with our handmade wood board I bought on Etsy.

  12. Zyrus Mendoza

    Amazing customer service ! Answers all my questions and fit my needs. Very friendly and the quality of the item is great! Exactly what I wanted. I never leave reviews but they did too good a job! 10/10 recommend

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