I discovered luxurychess.com while doing research for an article on chess and its place in home décor. What I like most about this site, is that it allows you to purchase the chess pieces and the boards separately, or together in sets, allowing you to mix and match. This gives you the ability to customize a set to your exact specifications. Most stores don’t go to the trouble of doing that. That’s because it can create a lot of headaches for store owners who have to try and keep inventory at certain levels. Offering the pieces and the board separately means that you can completely sell out on one or the other, and then you can’t complete orders for the sold out item, or for sets.
Another great thing about this site is the fact that they have products which other stores don’t have. I always like it when a store owner goes to the trouble of finding unique items that you wont just find in walmart. It gives them character and personality, and makes their site, or even their physical location, more interesting and fun to explore.
That’s a picture of their elite over size chess sets. The great thing about this set, made entirely from marble, is that the pieces are so long. It would be relatively easy to pick them up and place them on the board. I wonder why more chess manufacturers don’t make chess pieces with long tall handles.
It is also cool because the pieces have a traditional style, but are different enough that they are going to garner attention.
They also have an interesting Harry Potter, Isle of Lewis chess set. At first glance I didn’t understand why a set that looks like this would be called a harry potter set.
A quick inspection of the sites text however reveals that this was the set used in that famous chess scene in the first harry potter movie. I can understand why this would be a selling point you know, getting kids involved in chess, having a little piece of the books and movies magic in your home etc.
All in all an interesting little find on the web.