Lot #R099. Bozart Karim Rashid Chess Set. Black &White


A Karim Rashid Contemporary Chess Set in Black and White, fabricated from clear and smoked translucent, flexible thermoplastic rubber. The King is 4″ tall. Included is a rather imaginative an acrylic, silk-screened chessboard, 14-1/4″ square. As new. Bozart Toys, 2001.



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Bozart Karim Rashid Chess Set in Black and White

Offered here is an innovative and totally modern approach to chessmen design, the Bozart Karim Rashid Chess Set in Black. The chess pieces are fabricated from a clear and smoked translucent, flexible thermoplastic rubber in a color described as “a palette of soft smokey grays”. The King stands 4″ tall. The pieces are secured in a molded Lexan case. Also included is a rather unique acrylic, silk-screened chessboard, 14-1/4″ square.  Mottled black and white colored circles replace of the traditional 64 squares. The chess set is marketed by Bozart Toys and was released in 2001, product code 10043. The set is as new and still in its original packaging.

Here is some of the advertising copy printed on the display box.

“This fresh interpretation of a classic chess set is designed by the world-renowned artist/designer Karim Rashid. The glowing, unique, soft, luminescent chess pieces feel wonderful to the touch and are easily stored inside the beautifully designed clear acrylic

silk-screened chess board. The thoughtful, symbolic designs in a palette of soft smoky grays will attract new players and delight masters. Karim Rashid draws form the varied streams of international design to create stimulating objects for everyday use. Like every modernists, Rashid couples elevated designs with affordable materials to create inspiring new products.”


Karim Rashid is an Egyptian-born and Canadian raised industrial designer. He is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.

His award-winning designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Veuve Clicquot, and Alessi, democratic products for Umbra, Bobble, and 3M, furniture for Bonaldo and Vondom, lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte, high tech products for Asus and Samsung, surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati, brand identity for Citibank and Sony Ericsson and packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo and Hugo Boss.

Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections, and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I. D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. Time magazine has described him as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas” and the “Prince of Plastic”. He is based in New York City, as well as Belgrade, Miami and India.



Additional information

Weight10 lbs
Dimensions18 × 18 × 10 in

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