Aluminum, MDF, and walnut veneer
Board: 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 x 2" (50 x 50 x 5 cm)
The design firm aruliden, finding chess a “very sexy mind game,” took the notion one step further with Check Mate. Designed for the high-end lingerie and intimate toy brand Kiki de Montparnasse, Check Mate is a chess set with 32 pieces that double as dildos, elegantly renamed “dilettos.” The game pieces retain elements of their traditional shapes but also resemble sex toys— the pawns phallic, the knights shaped like anal beads. A new dimension of play is thus introduced in a classic game.