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Backgammon Roarshax Wood Case with Glass Chips and Dice

$2,000per item


Backgammon is a very old strategic board game, from which its origin is still undefined. A true Classic game about tactics and luck played around the globe. Taking this Classic as inspiration, Orfeo and Rasttro joined skills to create a board game with stimulating materials and astounding chips. With Rasttro’s take on a backgammon set, they shined a spotlight on to the raw materials used to create it. The exterior of the board is composed of two elements, a metalic box and a thinly sliced oyster cut veneer of parota wood. The oysters are sourced from reclaimed branches of these gigantic trees; a material that is commonly discarded as fire wood given the difficulties of processing it. Underneath the wood they have used a single sheet of meticulously oxidized metal that is laser cut to size, then assembled into a box by one of their master craftsmen. Opening the chest you’ll find a treasure of glass checkers and dice handmade by Orfeo Quagliata’s artisans. Orfeo takes his most interesting glass techniques to apply them to all the chips in the game. The checkers are manufactured in two different processes. The "Barcodes" technique is a Fine linear design with schemes of different colors that contrast between one competitor and another. Thin strips of different colored glass are placed next to each other and then fused into a single piece, from which circular pieces are drilled, ground and hand polished to form the chip. The more sober and bitone "Roarshax" technique presents an electrifying texture on the top of a transparent body. Meanwhile the dice are solid glass cubes manufactured under the layered or boiled technique, which recreates an effect of coloured ink in water captured inside the piece or elegant layers of color. This dance of color and transparencies adds a unique visual value to the Backgammon, not only a simple board, but a fully functional artistic piece rich in materials and textures. The beauty of this collaboration is the duality of a closed box as an objet d’art in and of itself, upon its opening you discover the exquisite detail of the metallic shimmer with the glowing dice and precious checkers that makes this backgammon a double down winner.

Customization Options

Wood case: natural or white Dice: by availability the color could be different, ask for the stock


  • Creator
    Orfeo Quagliata (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.14 in. (10.5 cm)Width: 13.98 in. (35.5 cm)Depth: 20.87 in. (53 cm)
  • Style
    Rustic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Naucalpan, MX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2034318445372

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    Ships From: Naucalpan, Mexico
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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