The Henry Le Lux I Chess Set (short for Henry Le Luxury Chess Set) is a chess set designed in the style of Staunton Chess – the English style of chess and the standard for international tournament play. This chess set is truly one of the most high-end sets in terms of quality, beauty, meticulousness, and elegance, designed by Henry Le Design, and may be unrivaled in Vietnam.
For the dark pieces:
The black side features 16 + 1 chess pieces (half the set and an additional Queen for promotion) made from premium Blackwood, with its deep black color and stunning hidden grain patterns. Blackwood is one of the rarest, most expensive, and durable woods available. It has a smooth texture, doesn’t crack or warp, and develops a beautiful sheen over time. Each chess piece is meticulously handcrafted and fitted with a brass base. The brass base is turned from a solid block of brass and delicately attached to the chess piece. When holding these pieces, one can feel their weight and solidity. The base of each piece displays the Henry Le Chess logo, laser-engraved on a luxurious suede-like leather.
For the white pieces:
The white side features 16 + 1 chess pieces (half the set and an additional promoted Queen) exquisitely crafted from imported White wood – a type of wood with a light color, smooth texture, and imported from the United States. White wood has a bright grain pattern that gives the chess pieces a refined and detailed appearance. Due to its hardness and smooth texture, White wood allows for intricate and beautiful craftsmanship. Each chess piece is meticulously fitted with a brass base, turned from a solid block of brass. The base and body of each chess piece are intricately combined, creating a harmonious and detailed design. The base of the chess pieces is covered with premium suede-like leather, featuring the Henry Le Chess logo.
Both the black and white sides of the chess set, with their brass bases and meticulously crafted chess pieces, exude a sense of class and uniqueness. This is not just an ordinary chess set for playing; it is a masterpiece that represents the sophistication of chess players.
The Knight piece:
It can be said that the Knight piece in each chess set is the most distinctive and representative of its class. The Knight piece in the Henry Lux series is truly exceptional, with meticulous design that includes the horse’s front strap. The head of the horse exemplifies bravery, and the horse is intricately carved, turned, and engraved with great attention to detail, from its ears to its mane. The Knight piece in the entire Henry Lux series truly showcases class and distinction.