Simon Purkis and Purling London Create Trendy New Spin on Classic Board Games

Photography courtesy of Purling London.

Both engineering and finance have formed the professional path of Simon Purkis. But he’s always loved design and contemporary art. So, eight years ago, he founded Purling London, a purveyor of hand­made artist- and custom-designed classic games. Soon after, the pieces were named a future trend at Maison&Objet in Paris. Among Purling’s collaborators have been Sophie Matisse, Thierry Noir, and Darren John, who re­cently adapted one of his street art series into the teal-painted Parallax Intervention 4.0 chess set. New art games are in the works with KHAMAMA, which creates mar­quetry featuring ethically sourced butterfly wings.

Photography courtesy of Purling London.
Photography courtesy of Purling London.

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