2.8 x 3.8 (Father, Mother) / 2.5 x 3.4 (Daughter, Son)
If item is backordered, please allow production time of approximately 4 weeks.
A delightful set of brass paperweights brought to life by 69 year-old metal lathe Singaporean craftsman Mr Yee Chin Hoon of Hup Yick Engineering Works.
Handcrafted from solid brass, each piece is handmade in Singapore and of highly limited quantities as the maker is due to retire.
Get a paperweight for yourself or your loved one as an appreciation for the sunset industries of Singapore and a tribute to our last diminishing craftsmen.
Available as a set of four or individual pieces.
Designed by Mr Yee Chin Hoon and The Machinist: Wendy Chua, Xin Xiaochang and Yuki Mitsuyasu
Through the lens of design, The Machinist documents the stories of a lathe machinist and his community in the Jalan Besar district of Singapore. In their words, we learn how they come to dedicate their entire lives to mastering a skill, and question the meaning of craft in a rapidly changing urban context.
Wendy Chua, Xin Xiaochan and Yuki Mitsuyasu
20 x 30.5 cm
Brass Chinese Chess Set
This item is made to order. Please allow production time of approximately 2 - 3 weeks.
Hand lathed and polished solid brass, engraved and finished with enamel paint.
Chess board in solid nyatoh and sapele veneer.
DIMENSIONS (L x W x H) CM
41.5 x 37.5 x 3.5
Designed by Wendy Chua and Gustavo Maggiotogether with SCENE SHANG, a chess set made of brass, machined and polished by local auto parts maker Hup Yick. Each piece is made by hand, by one of the last industrial craftsmen in Singapore. The parts are cut out of solid brass pieces, shaped into its asymmetry for a tactile memory to a simple game. In the auto spare parts community, it is very collaborative by nature of the trade, drawing a parallel with the way Chinese chess is played.
Limited Edition, special engraving on chess board upon request.
Debut at Singaplural 2017, March.
Made in Singapore.
Select pieces can be customised to make the perfect pieces for your homes. Our creations are designed around you – your tastes, your stories and histories.