Beautiful Grid Wood Optical Illusion design backgammon which has been created by the Swedish design studio Front. Made from Thermo oak wood with Walnut & Oak points.
Front's design objects often communicate a story to the observer about the design process, about the material it is made of or about conventions within the design field.Front’s work is represented at MoMA, Victoria & Albert Museum and Centre Pompidou.
This backgammon is handmade in Greece using the art of marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) which is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns and designs.
The skilful workers use this method in order to create the inside design of the backgammon.
Grid is a veneer based on an ancient pattern that creates the illusion of a grid structure. Four different toned woods are joined together as a block, then thin layers of veneer are planed off to create the veneer. The result catches the light and gives a sense of depth to the flat surface.
Dimensions: 48 x 30 (length x width)
It includes 30 mother of pearl checkers (15 black and 15 white), 4 dice, 1 doubling cube and 2 Wooden dice cups