"Studio Anne Carlton is delighted to have been appointed the official manufacturer."

Studio Anne Carlton unveils official Chess Set for 2013

Studio Anne Carlton unveiled the 2013 World Chess Championship Chess Set on Thursday, March 14th.

The new set celebrates the launch of this year’s chess championship that kicked off Friday, March 15th at the London Candidates tournament.

The Yorkshire based company was appointed by Agon, organisers and rights holders of the World Chess Championship Cycle, to work alongside designer Daniel Weil to produce a contemporary set for 2013.

Michael Lee, Managing director of Studio Anne Carlton, said: "Thanks to Agon, World Chess is on the cusp of a new era, set to reignite global audiences and inspire a new generation.

"The Championship Chess Set is the flagship product that is intended to be used in all Championship events and Daniel Weil is a true grand master when it comes to design.

"Studio Anne Carlton is delighted to have been appointed the official manufacturer and we are already working with Daniel to extend the range."

Hand-crafted in natural and ebonised boxwood, The World Chess championship Chess Set retails at £199.99.

The 50cm World Chess Championship rosewood and maple chessboard retails at £99.95.

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