Collection by Kelsey Keith

Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play


For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man Ray's famous chess board, here are a few sets to encourage well-designed play.

Best Made Co.'s stock and trade is updating classic goods; case in point is this dartboard, handmade in the US from...
A lifelong friendship with fellow chess enthusiast Marcel Duchamp inspired Man Ray to create his unique chess set in...
Brooklyn designer Joe Doucet's playing cards are as minimalist as they come.
Backgammon is one of the oldest games on record--archeological digs in Iran reveal that similar games were played there...
This game is a bit more cerebral, as the pleasure is not in winning but creating.
Brooklyn studio The Principals re-designed the classic “double 6” domino set with men's retailer Billy Reid.
If calm, on-the-tabletop and by-the-fireside games aren't your thing, may we suggest a ping pong table? The experts at...
Another great option is the Bola Service Table introduced by RS Barcelona this year.
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