This game uses carved negaitve space within the squares to denote the king, queen, castle etc.

American designer Stefan Gougherty has put a modern minimalist twist on the chess set, which was created by cutting negative space out of transparent acrylic cubes. These spaces were created with a milling machine and then painted afterwards, which exaggerates their shape and presence within the blocks.

The central voids are shaped to look like pared-down versions of traditional chessmen, which involved converting the traditional pieces into geometric versions of themselves. Each shape is also designed to represent how it moves around the board, for example the knight is L-shaped to indicate that it can move two squares in one direction and one in another. Gougherty revealed to Dezeen just how much he had to learn for this project:

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