The Staunton chess pieces, the ones we know and love, the ones we simply think of as chess pieces. These classic chess pieces are named after Howard Staunton who was widely considered to be one of the best players in the world. The knight, the most intricate and distinct piece of any chess set, is a realistically carved horse head. The Staunton Knight was likely inspired by a sculpture on the east pediment of the Parthenon. The Metal Staunton by Manopoulos reinforces this architectural history of the original pieces while respecting their timeless design.
Traditional craftsmanship and flawless manufacturing techniques, handed down from generation to generation, come alive in Manopoulos’ factory in Greece.
A rare blend of superb craftsmanship and a passion for moulding the extraordinary, transforms carefully selected materials into fine Manopoulos creations.
Each creation carries a bit of our soul and legacy.
Our premium quality chess collection is the result of gifted sculptors’ inspiration and high level workmanship. The use of the most advanced technology of die casting and metal plating and the choice of the best materials give our customers a 5-year guarantee. The chessmen are varnished and finished off by hand.
36cm x 36cm
- Wooden case with storage
- Manopoulos gift box
- Chessboard: Brass
- Chessmen: Zinc Alloy 5
- Wooden case: Laminated wood