A real mirror of 20th century creation, Chess Design presents an exceptional documentation on chess games made by artists, designers, architects, and craftsmen. Text in English and French.
Holder of a master's degree in Art History, Romain Morandi was responsible for the development of the Artstep Association (Lyon) which promotes and disseminates young contemporary artists, before turning to independent exhibition curating. Specialized in 20th century design and decorative arts, in 2012 he joined the Galerie Alexandre Guillemain in Paris as a partner, for which he signed numerous exhibition catalogs such as George Nakashima, 50 Years of Creation (2018), Alexander Calder and Aubusson (2020), or Frank Lloyd Wright's Furniture (2022). Passionate about chess, he has been working for more than 15 years to bring together abundant and unpublished documentation on the games of artists and designers, at the origin of this book.