Auto part chess set, 'Recycling Challenge' - Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set Curate

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Recycling Challenge Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

The imaginative mind of Armando Ramírez transforms scrap metal into a sleek,... more

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The imaginative mind of Armando Ramírez transforms scrap metal into a sleek, black and silver chess set. Ramirez collects the leftover metal pieces off a die machine and shapes them into the pawns, horses, and parts of the kings, which also feature cogs from a car's electrical system. The queens are made from screws, cogs and bearings from a car's electrical system. The bishops are shaped from sparkplugs and the towers from cogwheels. The board is made from a metal sheet and features ornate iron wires and bendix caps taken from a car's electrical system.

Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 2.80 kgs
  • 6.2 lbs
  • Board: 5 cm H x 30 cm W x 30 cm D
  • Board: 2" H x 11.75" W x 11.75" D
  • Tallest piece: 8.2 cm H x 3.5 cm W x 2.5 cm D
  • Tallest piece: 3.2" H x 1.4" W x 1" D
  • Smallest: 3.2 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
  • Smallest: 1.3" H x 1" Diam.

  • Recycled metal
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Components may vary slightly in size and form
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico

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"Chess at it's Best"

This is an exceptional piece of Art! So pleased with my order!

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"For my son's bday, a National Master chess player"

To paraphrase my son's reaction: two Wow's, a Very Cool, and Awesome!! I only saw it online but loved the unique appearance and the fact it was made from recycled materials. Only issue that I have is I see it is now only a week later reduced by $36. That's a lot!

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  • Occasion: birthday


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Armando Ramirez

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Armando Ramirez

Recycled metal sculptures

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The attention to detail and creativity is stunning! I love my piece and will order another one. The perfect gift for the adventurer!



I purchased the Architect for my father for Christmas. The quality was amazing and it is very unique. He absolutely loved it. Thank you so much!!