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Arena - The Game of Chess

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Regular price Rs. 21,491.00
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Mumbai Studio

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

Kakad Udyog Bhavan Sitaram Keer Marg, Mahim
Off L.J.Road, Mahim
400016 Mumbai MH


MIM studio uses a high density, high performance custom concrete mix which is resistant to weathering. As concrete is a composite material, each piece will be slightly different in terms of colour and texture and pores. Also over time concrete products will undergo slight efflorescence . This natural occurrence can be mitigated by frequent use. Furthermore in time concrete items do become darker as they interact with moisture and air. We use Reclaimed Teak wood for all our products, so certain features of its earlier use will be visible. The wood has been finished with linseed oil. The metal used in cufflinks is Sterling silver (925 Grade).

Avoid storing our products in humid or wet environments since water will penetrate the pores of the concrete and stain. Although we use dense mix concrete, chipping is possible if dropped or when the product makes contact with certain hard surfaces. To avoid chipping please handle the product with care and place them on soft surfaces. Our Concrete items do not require any special maintenance. Dry dusting if required with clean fibre cloth or a soft brush. For Cufflinks we have used Silver which oxidises over time, so necessary care to be taken.

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Arena is our interpretation of the age-old game of chess. 

The design of the board is inspired from the architecture of Roman amphitheaters, where spectators would gather to watch the clash between the gladiators. The chessmen wear an architectural armor, each representing their position in the army.

While two powerful armies battle, we imagine a horde of spectators gather on the concrete stands of the Arena. The game begins at dawn with the first ray of light hitting the marked floor where the chessmen on both the sides hold ground and take positions for the action to start. 

What is particularly fascinating apart from the game, is the play of shadows that unveils itself on the stands and the armors of the chessmen with changing daylight. 

It will be intriguing to strategically place the arena near a window where the dramatic play of light and shadows can be experienced through the day.


So ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Arena!

Dimensions : 304mm x 304mm x 40mm (W x D x H)

Materials: Concrete

Weight: 2770 Grams

Note: 'Arena' comes as a set of The Chess board and 16 chessmen each in Light and Dark Grey shades.
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Simply brilliant! MiM Studio continues to impress me. Intentional design is evident in every aspect of this chess set, down to the gold-embossed black inner box w its custom-cut foam bedding for each piece. The stylized pieces are spectacular, particularly the rook knight & bishop. A perfect combination of refined geometry and the slight textured irregularity inherent to concrete. Simply WOW.

- Bill

I bought two pendants from Materiallmmaterial as gifts for my mother and my aunt. They are absolutely gorgeous. They are weighty, but not too heavy. Intricate, but solid. I love them. They arrived very quickly, and were beautifully packaged. I look forward to buying one for myself!

- Anna

"The Factory" is far more impressive, far more substantial, and far more majestic than the photos would ever demonstrate. It's perfect for my office; small enough to not overwhelm, yet intriguing enough to be a unique conversation piece. I also have to mention the packing. This was wrapped incredibly well, and would easily survive even the roughest transport. This is way beyond what I was hoping for, I would highly endorse both this item and this seller.

- Larry