The Purling London Concept
Purling London is a specialist in the design of luxury chess sets, traditional games and quirky gifts. Our critically acclaimed products, including Backgammon and Checkers, bring together the traditional and contemporary, incorporating vivid colour and modern lines. Our exceptional hardwood weighted pieces are individually hand-carved and either gloss-lacquered in beautiful colours, or specially hand-painted by artists. The crown jewels of our collection include the dramatic Dark Chess, Checkers and Backgammon range, which feature stunning illuminated boards and our beautiful silver-gilded Playing Cards, which update the English pattern with street art influences, hidden logos and hot-pink hearts. Purling London games are classic with a British twist.
“My goal is to revitalise time-honoured games, mixing established forms with contemporary art and design influences. I aim to create new physical game experiences – such as playing at night – through the combination of tactile, heavily-weighted, hand-carved game pieces with our illuminated ‘Dark’ board technology. I aspire to bring back chess and classic games as a fashionable and innovative interior design accessories; symbolising intelligence, history and luxury.”
– Simon Purkis, Founder and Director, Purling London Ltd.