(PRWEB) April 28, 2006
A young company known for their pioneering creations in stone, PebbleArt Inc. has once again rewritten the traditional rules of design by turning the world upside down to get a new perspective on it. The result is the newest innovation in traditional game board production; the illuminated onyx chess set.
Onyx is a jewelry grade stone which sometimes has translucent properties. The PebbleArt design uses this translucence, back lighting it to create an illuminated table, and then carving squares into this illumination using shadows from below. The board is then complimented with a set of transparent and semi-transparent glass pieces, which further reflect the light.
This new perspective on game board production was first developed by Artist Joseph Lewitin. He claims this to be a nihilist approach, in which material and form is removed rather then added. The result is a process that is similar to sculpting, except that the medium is illumination itself.
Since the New Year, PebbleArt has been going through a period of unprecedented creativity, releasing new products and updated features almost every week. This chess set has already inspired several offshoot products, including a line of illuminated checkers tables. New products are also planned for their drink coaster and hot plate product lines in coming months.