Like the marvels of ancient architecture, the game of chess has endured for centuries garnering new fans and players every year. Material Immaterial Studio brings together modern minimalism with the grand structures of the past in a stylish new chess set dubbed: Arena. This concrete chess set is inspired by the architecture of Roman amphitheaters creating a battlefield for your next chess match. While we love the attention to detail and the powerful aesthetic, there’s some concern over the legibility of the pieces. Personally, I prefer a simple chessboard with clearly delineated squares and pieces. But, if you’re looking to make a statement on your coffee table or book shelf, the Arena Chess Set is sure to turn heads.