CHESS GAME – STUDIO EDITION, 2021
“Inspired by our experience of improving games whilst confined at home during the Covid19 lockdowns, Check Mate is a scarf that doubles as a game board. Find household objects around the home, in your toolbox or natural objects whilst exercising outdoors to complete your improvised board game and pass the time with family or friends.” Sebastian Bergne / October 4, 2021
Look for Check Mate and other editions on Sebastian’s website.
Sebastian Bergne (London/Great Britain) is a product designer. He founded his studio in 1990 and has been designing everyday helpers and furnishings for private and public spaces ever since. Table, chair, coat hook, umbrella stand, light… often awarded and exhibited, they are actually unspectacular. His “simple” things remain simple, yet they’re really sophisticated – with an original twist that makes them extraordinary. A way of creating permanence and belonging.
Dear Sebastian, when I had come, you had already left. This was in Bolzano years ago. Following your work since then gives me the certainty that we would have got on well as colleagues.