Recycling Challenge

Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

$169.99
(6 reviews) Write a Review
SKU: 121771
Description
The imaginative mind of Armando Ramírez transforms scrap metal into a sleek, black and silver chess set. Ramirez collects the leftover metal pieces off a die machine and shapes them into the pawns, horses, and parts of the kings, which also feature cogs from a car's electrical system. The queens are made from screws, cogs and bearings from a car's electrical system. The bishops are shaped from sparkplugs and the towers from cogwheels. The board is made from a metal sheet and features ornate iron wires and bendix caps taken from a car's electrical system.

Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.
  • Recycled metal
  • 6.17 lbs
  • 2 inches H x 11.8 inches W x 11.8 inches D
  • Largest piece: 3.2 inches H x 1.4 inches W x 1 inches D
  • Smallest piece: 1.3 inches H x 1 inches Diam.
  • Made in Mexico

Meet the Artist

Armando Ramirez

All the GOOD

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children
  • Enabling Education
    Enabling Education
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Preserving the Environment
    Preserving the Environment
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

6 Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing

    Posted by Julia on Oct 28th 2020

    Great Xmas gift for father-in-law!

  • 5
    Best gift ever

    Posted by Daniel & Megan on Mar 31st 2020

    Purchased for my son for last Christmas, he loved it!!

  • 5
    Perfect for the gear head in your life!

    Posted by Gary on Dec 12th 2018

    Ordered as a Christmas gift for my dad. Arrived a bit earlier than I had expected from the 60 day notice on the website. Beautifully crafted set, a real win on recycling automotive parts.

  • 5
    Impressive Artist

    Posted by Ellen on Sep 24th 2018

    This chess set was a present for my son who loves both chess and cars. He loved it. It is a unique and beautifully crafted set. Armando is a wonderful artist.

  • 5
    For my son's bday, a National Master chess player

    Posted by Wendy on Aug 24th 2017

    To paraphrase my son's reaction: two Wow's, a Very Cool, and Awesome!! I only saw it online but loved the unique appearance and the fact it was made from recycled materials. Only issue that I have is I see it is now only a week later reduced by $36. That's a lot!

  • 5
    Chess at it's Best

    Posted by LaDawn on Jul 1st 2016

    This is an exceptional piece of Art! So pleased with my order!

Your Purchase Makes a Difference

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children

    This artist supports children under the age of 18.

    The Caring for Children Badge is awarded to those artisans who support children under the age of 18

  • Enabling Education
    Enabling Education

    This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

    The Enabling Education badge is awarded to artisans currently supporting and providing for the education of their own children or grandchildren, or the children of others in the community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level

  • Job Creator
    Job Creator

    This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

    The Job Creator badge is awarded to artisans that positively impact their community through job creation and employ 2 or more artisans

  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing

  • Preserving the Environment
    Preserving the Environment

    This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

    The Earth Friendly badge is awarded to products that use recycled or sustainable materials

  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

    The Preserving Traditions badge is awarded to artisans who use traditional techniques handed down through the generations, as well as artisans that craft culturally significant items, keeping these traditions alive. "