I never learned to play chess. At some point in time I did buy a Chess for Dummies guide, but I quickly got bored with all the rules and moves to remember, so I never got beyond the first chapter. My partner on the other hand, did learn to play chess and when I first moved in with him, a chess table was prominently present in our living room. Several house moves later, we ditched the chess set as its main job was serving as a dust collector.
Then, on August 17 2009, my partner saw this Bauhaus chess set during our trip to East-Germany.
We both fell in love with this set and to our surprise there was a book available with all the dimension at the Bauhaus museum in Weimar
. We bought the book with the intention to make it. As you may have guessed, that never happened of course. Our main obstacle: not knowing how to transfer the design to a 3D-model.
We moved on and we forgot about the plan.
Today I came across one of FabLab Amsterdam’s old projects, printing…..a Bauhaus chess set! Apparently there are more fans of this chess set and shared their 3D models on Thingiverse. I guess that’s our next print job cut out for us 😉