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Designer

Alexandra Llewellyn

Description

A unique round backgammon board decorated with inlaid zodiac star signs and star constellations in Mother of Pearl and silver wire. This extraordinary backgammon set is made to order and can be personalized with the client’s star sign inlaid in their birthstone.

The handcrafted dovetail drawers are lined in blue leather and satinwood and contain the semi-precious playing pieces, blue calf leather dice shakers with inside lips, and doubling die and precision cut casino quality dice.

The playing pieces have been designed to mirror the sun and moon traveling around the stars in orbit. The sun playing pieces are made from cabochon Carnelian, a glassy, translucent stone known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals, perfectly compliment the cast solid Silver of the moon playing pieces, designed to reflect the surface of the moon as they shimmer around the board.

The Zodiac board breaks the boundaries of the traditional backgammon layout, which has been rectangular for over 5000 years. Its round design plays to the circular nature of the game, as well as referencing the orbits of the sun and moon, and the ancient astrological year.

Materials

Handcrafted dovetail drawers lined in blue leather and satin wood, blue calf leather dice shakers with inside lip, and doubling die and precision cut casino quality dice. Cabochon Carnelian and cast solid Silver playing pieces.
Bespoke materials including an array of semi-precious stone available upon request.

Dimensions

Ø 25 x H 4 in
Ø 63 x H 10 cm

Lead Time

12-14 weeks

Price

$27,000

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Alexandra Llewellyn

Alexandra Llewellyn

London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn has garnered worldwide attention and a word-to-mouth clientele for her collection of creative handcrafted backgammon sets and bespoke game pieces. Whether inspired by personal experience or commissioned by the client, Llewellyn’s designs are both games and objets d'art.

The seed was sown when Alexandra played backgammon as a child in Cairo. Her opponent was ten times her age and although they had nothing in common, they were able to communicate through their shared love of the game.

Her signature collection includes creative collaborations with icons such as Terry O’Neil, Alice Temperley and the estate of Milton H. Green. Alexandra’s bespoke pieces have been commissioned by collectors, design virtues and institutions around the world including British royalty, Sir Richard Branson, The Four Seasons group or Vogue Magazine among others.

“I am forever inspired by how games bring us together and the conversations that ensue. Time is now our greatest luxury and games create a space in which we can enjoy time with our loved ones” says Alexandra.

Alexandra creates her clients bespoke pieces together with each of them individually, defining the theme and the design based on conversations and / or memories they might share with the artist.

Alexandra’s work has been published and talked about in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, How to Spend It, Robb Report, Harper Bazaar, AD, Time Luxx, Telegraph Luxury, Tatler, Country& Town House, and Homes and Gardens.

Alexandra Llewellyn COLLECTION

ZODIAC ZODIAC  TULIP TULIP  POKER SET POKER SET  PHEASANT PHEASANT  PALM TRAVELER SET PALM TRAVELER SET  PALM PALM  LILY LILY  LEAF LEAF  INDIAN ROLLERS TRAVELER SET INDIAN ROLLERS TRAVELER SET  GIRAFFE GIRAFFE  FLAMINGO FLAMINGO  CIGAR CIGAR  CARNIVAL CARNIVAL  BUTTERFLY BUTTERFLY  BACKGAMMON TRAVELER SET BACKGAMMON TRAVELER SET  B&W FEATHERS B&W FEATHERS  ART DECO TRAVELER SET ART DECO TRAVELER SET  ART DECO ART DECO 

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