Suitable for Outdoor Use
Dimensions: 15cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 60cm (D) / 5.9" (H) x 23.6" (W) x 23.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Fortify is a chess set that is based on the modern industrialized era. Inspiration comes from the construction of old industrial iron-concrete buildings. Particularly from the area DEPO 2015. Bearing that in mind, a combination of concrete and iron was used. I chose the shape of frustum due to the great ergonomic characteristics it has, which include good handling together with ideal stability.
The shapes of the upper parts of the figures are stylised into the most simple forms so the legibility of the figures is maintained. The colour of the upper parts of the figures is dimly white or black. The chessboard is a combination of iron and concrete as well. Dim iron squares are used for the black figures while for the white figures, concrete is used. This way, the whole chessboard appears to be neat and individual squares are easily recognisable.
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Based in: Prague
2020 – present Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art/ University of West Bohemia/ Czechia/ Pilsen/ field: product design/ MgA.
2016-2020 Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art/ University of West Bohemia/ Czechia/ Pilsen/ field: product design/ BcA.
2018 Kunstuniversität Linz/ Austria/ Linz/ field: industrial design/ BSc
2012 - 2016 secondary school G.A.P. education/ Prague/ field: graphic design
2019: Czech Design Week/ Czechia/ Prague/ Prague Congress Centre/ exposition: danielskotak
2018: Czech Design Week/ Czechia/ Prague/ Prague Congress Centre/ exposition: BE ON
BestOFF/ Austria/ Linz/ Ars Electronica Center/ exposition: Digital Furniture
The YOUTH DESIGN DAY/ Japan/ Osaka/ The Italian Institute of Culture/ exposition: BE ON
Milan Design Week/ Italy/ Milan/ Lambrate Design District – Din/ exposition: danielskotak
Zlin Design Week/ Czechia/ Zlin/ Zlin castle/ exposition: danielskotak
2017: Depo 2015/ Czechia/ Pilsen/ Makerspace/ exposition: Young blood
2016: Gallery 1st Floor/ Czechia/ Prague/ exposition: Scholastika
2015: Designblok 2015/ Czechia/ Prague/ Openstudio/ exposition: Scholastika
Gulzan, Concept store & Gallery/ Czechia/ Prague/ exposition: Young design
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