Chess Block
Chess Block
Chess Block
Chess Block
Chess Block

Chess Block is an art object by Dominic Harris, and produced by his studio, Cinimod. It is an architectural and lighting play on taking a traditional chess board and extruding it in three dimensions to create a unique new object that is simultaneously both an abstract lighting object and a functional design piece.
The piece is comprised of illuminated optically clear glass shafts that span between the mirror polished stainless steel base and the top stainless steel plate. The chess pieces are solid glass blocks each containing an intricate three dimensionally illuminated representation of the piece.

About Dominic Harris

Since establishing Cinimod, his 15-person, London-based studio in 2007, designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his technology-enabled works of interactive art. Trained as an architect, Harris has devoted recent years to integrating electronics into more traditional product design. His team includes programmers and workshop technicians who help him with (often quite complicated) fabrication. Harris has designed bespoke lighting for hotels, bars, restaurants, and retail spaces, as well as fine art installations. One of his most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or even just attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.

British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design at Art Miami 2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
2016
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design at artgenève 2016 Booth C37, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, Geneva
2015
Art Miami 2015, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, Miami
2015
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design at PAN Amsterdam 2015 Stand 42, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, Amsterdam
2013
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design at PAD Paris, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design