This ammunition inspired chess set is made using spent bullet shell casings. One side uses steel casings and the other side uses brass casings. The kings and queens are the only 4 pieces with an actual bullet re-set in place.
McMasterpieces was a celebration of beautiful raw materials from the legendary McMaster-Carr catalog, an industrial parts supplier based in New Jersey. Artists focused on these basic but useful materials to create a wide range of work.
Drawing inspiration from architectural designs of Santiago Calatrava, designer Thomas Perrone, a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, has created an innovative chess set dubbed the “Calatrava Chess Set” that depicts the unique structures.